new user questions. (Before I back myself into a corner!)
xaero at xaerolimit.net
Sat Nov 27 18:05:26 UTC 2010
On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 12:40 PM, Dave <dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> On 27 Nov 2010 at 11:22, Adam Vande More wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 11:06 AM, Dave <dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > /usr/ports/sysutils/screen/
> > > >
> > >
> > > Ryan, thanks, but no 'ports' is installed on this box, it was built
> > > with a net install, from a V8.0 boot disk, earlier this year (April
> > > if memory serves.)
> > >
> > > I find now, that Sysinstall's ports management utility, has to be
> > > "told" to go look for V8.1 stuff (the Options page) else it just
> > > whinges about not being able to login to the repository ftp servers.
> > >
> > As root, type "portsnap fetch extract"
> > I also like tmux, it's BSD licensed and BSD-like in that is has easier
> > to work with default settings. Once ports are installed you'll want
> > to install a port managment tool, I prefer portmaster.
> > Something like the following will get you up and running with
> > portmaster and install tmux:
> > cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portmaster
> > make install clean && rehash
> > portmaster --no-confirm -D /usr/ports/sysutils/tmux && rehash
No need to specify the full path w/ portmaster ... just "portmaster
--no-confirm -D sysutils/tmux" is sufficient, portsnap is the best/easiest
way to get the latest snapshot of ports. No real reason not to unless your
using a custom ports or are maintaining your own ports and don't want them
> Thanks Adam.
> Unless I hear from others a good reason why not, I'll be trying that
> tomorrow, as I'm running out of time today to play any more. The first
> of this years Xmas party's tonight. Tomorrow, I might be a little slow
> as a result..
> Best Regards to All.
> Dave B.
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