Update a package

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Wed Nov 26 08:17:28 PST 2008

"Gary Hartl" <ghartl at gmail.com> writes:

> So am I to understand the package tree is considered part of the ports, i've
> fetching the packages from 
> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/sparc64/packages-6-stable/All/
> I don't have a local ports tree, since i'm tight on space ( only 20gig HDD
> ).
> Can ports be fetched remotely? 

Sure.  pkg_add(1) has a '-r' option for fetching remotely, and
portupgrade(1) has a '-P' option to specify using packages (it will
fetch from FreeBSD servers if possible).

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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