Quick ports question

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sun Jul 6 02:39:57 UTC 2014

On Sun, 6 Jul 2014 02:44:34 +0100, Guy Harrison wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I've just downloaded FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso & noticed it's 
> failing to fetch from /usr/ports/distfiles/..
> #cd /usr/ports/shells/bash
> #make install clean
> ..but then going to the package source site(s). It's been a while (version 8 
> at least) since I've done this. Just wanted to verify this is normal 
> behaviour?

This is correct. If the required source files (tarballs or
other archives) are present in the correct version located
in /usr/ports/distfiles, they will be extracted and used.
If not (usually like after the installation), they will be
fetched and stored in /usr/ports/distfiles (for possible
later use, for example when you rebuild a port after a
"make clean").

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