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Old 04-23-2012, 09:50 PM
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Default KPorts won't start
It was installed from AppCafe under the regular user's account. PBI description says root account not required.

However, when I start the app from the KDE menu or from within PCBSD Control Panel, I am prompted for root's password. After entering the password, the KPorts window appears on my desktop. It disappears within one to two seconds. Launching the application from CLI using

kdesu kports
or
kdesu dbus-launch kports

gives no clues from the error messages in the terminal as to what the problem is.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:19 AM
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KPorts has always been buggy. A google search of KPorts+buggy results in over 20,000 hits going back to 2007 or before.

Better to look at the FreeBSD ports site to see what's listed as being available in the category of program you're looking for, as that's all it's ever been good for IMO.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Weixiong View Post
KPorts has always been buggy. A google search of KPorts+buggy results in over 20,000 hits going back to 2007 or before.

Better to look at the FreeBSD ports site to see what's listed as being available in the category of program you're looking for, as that's all it's ever been good for IMO.
Thanks. I do have ports installed, but have been wanting to try this "future of BSD ports" GUI. If no solution is forthcoming, I'll be using the tried and true traditional method.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:04 PM
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Better use

bxPKG

Is a GTK+ based tool to manage binary packages on BSD systems.

Stand alone package manager for FreeBSD(pkgsrc) with GTK+ frontend

https://code.google.com/p/bxpkg/

cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/bxpkg/ ; make install clean

or PBI

http://trac.pcbsd.org/browser/pbi/mo...rts-mgmt/bxpkg


That works adjust root ~/.cshrc

# FreeBSD binary packages
setenv PACKAGEROOT ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/po...kages-9-stable
# For STABLE FreeBSD binary packages, recommended
setenv PACKAGESITE ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/po...stable/Latest/
# For RELEASE FreeBSD binary packages
#setenv PACKAGESITE ftp://ftp.freebsd.org:/pub/FreeBSD/p...elease/Latest/
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by nemysis View Post

https://code.google.com/p/bxpkg/

cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/bxpkg/ ; make install clean

Thank you. That does work! I wonder if anyone has ever tried creating the desktop files for bxpkg.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:52 PM
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I'm not complaining. On Dru's blog, she states that:

Quote:
KPorts is a KDE-frontend to the FreeBSD Ports collection. You can browse and search through your ports tree and perform actions like upgrades, installs, and uninstalls.

On the KPorts wiki FAQ section, it is stated that:

Quote:
KPorts 0.8.0 cannot install or deinstall ports/packages!
I know thats the whole point of the application, but it just isn't done yet.
You can browse your portstree, search for packages and view all sorts of information about Ports and Packages. This should make some things easier and its nice to look at

I am just wondering

(1) the reason for the discrepancy in descriptions
(2) why KPorts has been included as a PBI, given the author's description of its current abilities
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