Question on packages and ports (and versions)

Antonio Vieiro antonio at
Fri Jun 11 06:23:48 UTC 2010


Ah, I see.

So if I need a more advanced version of some software, that has been
installed as a package, I can use portupgrade (or other port
management tools) to upgrade the package to a port. Am I right?


(As a newbie I'm somewhat concerned about keeping consistency between
package and port versions, but I suppose this is handled by port
management tools automagically)

2010/6/10 Erik Trulsson <ertr1013 at>:
> A package is best seen as simply a pre-compiled port, i.e. packages are
> built from ports. After it has been installed there is no
> difference between software installed via ports or software installed
> via packages.
> --
> <Insert your favourite quote here.>
> Erik Trulsson
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