Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jan 2007 18:13 UTC, submitted by iangibson
FreeBSD FreeBSD 6.2, one of the most popular versions of the free BSD Unix operating system, is out with new features and updates. It plugs holes and, in addition to the usual route of installing directly to a hard drive this time around, offers a LiveCD that can be used to rescue a broken system. Developers on the free version of the BSD Unix operating system hope it will help build momentum for what is arguably the most popular BSD variant in use.
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J-freebsd_98
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2006-01-01

s/package mgt/3-page config/usage guide "as" pkg-descr/g
but seriously...
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"pkg add will do the initial install"
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many people only pkg-add a few of the thousands of ports they will use...

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"a painful process involving portupgrade"
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portupgrade is very often suggested, however very
useful alternatives exist:
portmanager
portmaster
others...
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OTOH after finding several ports which failed to build with
"make build" but completed fine with
"make patch && make configure && make build"
I put together a [something].sh (living in /usr/ports/)
(run like #port## source ../../[something.sh )
which does the manual-sequence-with-sound-notifications;
just this morning I updated it to include timestamps so
the next time I build the port i'll know in advance about
how long it will take...
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lots more to discuss but running late today... sorry...
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