Linked by Nathan Mace on Tue 19th Mar 2002 17:21 UTC
FreeBSD Most tech savvy geeks can work their way through a FreeBSD install, even if they have no prior UNIX experience. However installing an OS and configuring an OS are two totally different things. This article is targeted towards anyone who might be wondering about FreeBSD, but doesn't know what to do with it after they install it. This isn't then end-all be-all of FreeBSD howto's. Just some of the simple stuff. Update: Some of the readers of OSNews have emailed me concerning corrections that need to be made in this article. Dig in (third page) for more.
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To you ANTI cvsup/ Anti FreeBSD people
by Michael V on Sat 23rd Mar 2002 08:39 UTC

You dont need to use CVSup to keek your programs update.
Alot of hardcore linux/anti FreeBSD users seem to say source building is dumb. Even if you choose to think that, with FreeBSD you can use pkg_add -r command to install binary installs of programs AND ALL ITS DEPENDENCES AUTOMATICALLY.
All you do is find your local FreeBSD mirror.
then add the PACKAGESITE enviroment for your csh or bash shell.So I put
setenv PACKAGESITE ftp://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/raid/2/freebsd/ports/i386/packages-4-st...
In my /root/.cshrc
You can see it with the "env" command
%env
PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/loc al/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/root/bin
blah,blah
PACKAGESITE=ftp://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/raid/2/freebsd/ports/i386/packages-4-st...
Now if I wanted to install VIM and all its deps of the very latest version of VIM I just do
pkg_add -r vim
and it fetchs it and installs all the deps automatically
Fetching ftp://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/raid/2/freebsd/ports/i386/packages-4-st...... Done.
Fetching ftp://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/raid/2/freebsd/ports/i386/packages-4-st...... Done.
Fetching ftp://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/raid/2/freebsd/ports/i386/packages-4-st...... Done.
Fetching ftp://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/raid/2/freebsd/ports/i386/packages-4-st...... Done.
Fetching ftp://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/raid/2/freebsd/ports/i386/packages-4-st...... Done.
Fetching ftp://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/raid/2/freebsd/ports/i386/packages-4-st...... Done.
Fetching ftp://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/raid/2/freebsd/ports/i386/packages-4-st...... Done.

If I didn't want the latest builds I would set the environment to
ftp://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/raid/2/freebsd/ports/i386/packages-4.5-...