ports vs packages
freebsd at edvax.de
Mon Jan 9 18:08:43 UTC 2012
On Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:17:37 -0500, alexus wrote:
> Ports vs Packages?
> /usr/ports vs pkg_*
most current, if properly updated
build from source (security!)
apply optimization (speed!)
apply compile-time options (functionality!)
easy updating of installed stuff
requires disk space
works good on low resource systems
not "bleeding edge"
not all ports available as packages
primarily means of "first time installation"
The list could go on for hours. Consensus: Use a
port management tool (such as portmaster or even
portupgrade) if you don't want to deal with "bare
Furthermore, consult the mailing list archives
for more elaborate answers and discussions. :-)
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