Compiling everything myself?

Mike Jeays mike.jeays at
Mon Mar 16 18:39:28 PDT 2009


On March 16, 2009 09:11:32 pm Daniel wrote:
> Hi list
> This may be a basic question, but a question non the less.
> I have been using Debian for some years and have gotten tired by system
> freezes, having a slow system, and having a package system that requires
> that I install every skin of KDE to get KDE up and running.
> I hope FreeBSD will be better! :-)
> What I want to know is the following: Do I get the option of fetching
> sources and running through a guided compilation; or do I get binaries
> (like Debian) only?
> Thanks in advanced.

You can do either one. The ports system automates source download, compilation 
and installation.  The package system fetches and installs pre-compiled 
binaries. Take your pick.

Mike Jeays

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