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Old 05-28-2008, 08:31 PM
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Default Install software from Ports on PC-BSD
I've just been reading the FAQ on installing from ports:

http://faqs.pcbsd.org/index.php?action= ... artlang=en

Two questions:
i) In the link above should the release name now be 6.2-RELEASE ?

ii) Im still unsure how to add software into PCBSD from a ports collection.
Is it
pkg_add packagename (and will this upset my PCBSD 1.5 system?)

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:58 PM
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Default Re: Install software from Ports on PC-BSD
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i) In the link above should the release name now be 6.2-RELEASE ?
You probably don't want to use sysinstall at all to fetch the ports tree, you probably want to use cvsup or portsnap:
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO885 ... using.html

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ii) Im still unsure how to add software into PCBSD from a ports collection.
Is it
pkg_add packagename (and will this upset my PCBSD 1.5 system?)
Packages and ports are not the same thing, packages are binary, and ports are compiled from source, see:
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO885 ... rview.html
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:03 PM
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Default Re: Install software from Ports on PC-BSD
Code:
pkg_add -r programname
installs binarie packages

Code:
cd /usr/ports/print/scribus
make install clean
compiles the wanted program. but update your portscollection before you do the commandline action. you find this in the controlcenter -> system -> system manager -> tasks

Code:
www.pbidir.com
when the software is already on this side, than only doubleclick on the downloaded pbi package. this is the easiest way to install a software on your pc-bsd.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:17 PM
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Default Re: Install software from Ports on PC-BSD
You can also use the PC-BSD System tool in the Control Center (under system administration) for updating the ports tree, I believe it uses portsnap for the task.


The effects that ports and packages have on your PC-BSD system depends on what you do to the system. I.e. manually forcing critical programs to be removed != good idea.
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:04 AM
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Default Re: Install software from Ports on PC-BSD
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The effects that ports and packages have on your PC-BSD system depends on what you do to the system. I.e. manually forcing critical programs to be removed != good idea.
Is "manually forcing critical programs to be removed!= good idea" what you mean to say?
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:01 AM
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Default Re: Install software from Ports on PC-BSD
He means that uninstalling programs that come with PC-BSD like QT, KDE, GTK, etc. would be a bad idea and probably break stuff.

You may want to consider using a different PKG_DBDIR to keep track of manually installed ports and stuff that came with PC-BSD...
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:35 PM
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Exactly :-)


I suppose it would be more accurate and terse to say, YMMV based on the decisions you make. Because although it will generally give your a heads up about things, you're still free to fix and break things as desired.


If you tell it to remove the Qt libraries that the desktop needs to run it'll tell you no way, you'll probably break your desktop. But if you tell it to shut up and delete it anyway, claiming that you know what your doing, then it'll do your evil bidding whether or not it is generally a great idea to delete Qt libraries on a KDE Desktop.


GOD, I love programs that don't think they are smarter then you!
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I love programs that don't think they are smarter then you!
Cheers!

UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that
would also stop you from doing clever things.
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Carpetsmoker
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would also stop you from doing clever things.
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