ports vs packages

Daniel Staal DStaal at usa.net
Mon Jan 9 18:15:42 UTC 2012

On Mon, January 9, 2012 12:17 pm, alexus wrote:
> Ports vs Packages?
> /usr/ports vs pkg_*
> pros/cons

Compiled to *your* specs, for *your* machine.
Faster/smaller downloads.
More options available for customization.
Can apply your own patches.

Faster installs.
Known configurations, that have been tested by others.
Less resources needed on your machine.  (Don't need to spend time compiling.)

They can work together, in many situations.  (Where some apps are
installed one way, and some are installed the other.)

Daniel T. Staal

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