ports vs packages

Alejandro Imass ait at p2ee.org
Mon Jan 9 18:06:30 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 12:17 PM, alexus <alexus at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ports vs Packages?
> /usr/ports vs pkg_*
> pros/cons

The beauty of FBSD: they ultimately update the same DB, heck even Perl
modules installed via the FBSD CPAN shell get updated to that same db.
My rule of thumb: use ports for everything, compile with your own
options, etc. Use pre-built binary packages to install very large
stuff like Gnome, Open Office, etc.

Alejandro Imass

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