firefox install problem
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Aug 10 20:48:10 UTC 2010
On 10/08/2010 18:21:25, Michael Powell wrote:
> A tar.gz is a source code tarball meant to be compiled via the ports system.
> pkg_add installs precompiled and packaged binary packages. Package files
> will have a .tbz extension. pkg_add does not operate on source code
All pkgs have a .tbz suffix -- true, at least since about 6.0-RELEASE.
Not everything with a .tbz suffix is a FreeBSD pkg though. .tbz is
short for .tar.bz2, and there are plenty of source tarballs around
distributed with a .tbz extension.
.tgz is similar shorthand for .tar.gz. If you go and look, you can find
a bunch of other compression programs applied to tar archives and used
for distributing stuff.
The best way to tell if what you're looking at is a FreeBSD package is
to run pkg_info against it:
pkg_info -a foo-1.0.0.tbz
Of course, having downloaded the pkg from the packages directory tree on
one of the FreeBSD FTP servers is a pretty big hint as well. As is
finding it in /usr/ports/packages/All.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
JID: matthew at infracaninophile.co.uk Kent, CT11 9PW
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