Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Oct 2005 20:33 UTC, submitted by dadexter
BSD and Darwin derivatives "Overall - DesktopBSD is a pleasure to run and a breeze to install. It is an excellent choice for a new BSD user, a not terribly sophisticated computer user, or an old salt who just wants a good, solid, reliable desktop that won't take days to install and weeks to configure and just wants to get on with it."
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Binary package system???
by on Wed 12th Oct 2005 03:22 UTC

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Does DesktopBSD have a binary package system to upgrade the software application without have to do 'make install clean'? My experience with FreeBSD has been that it is easy to install and workwith but upgrading installed applications is a pain and leads to multiple system breaks. It can be fixed but is no place for most people who are just looking for a computing platform.

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RE: Binary package system???
by on Wed 12th Oct 2005 04:38 in reply to "Binary package system???"
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FYI: you cannot just do a "make install clean"; that does not resolve dependencies. Your looking to use "portinstall -N" which is part of "portupgrade":

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=portupgrade&apropos=0&sekt...

Don't forget to CVSup and build an index before installing or upgrading software.

PS: somethings have changed about the index file (recently).

PSS: Been out of FreeBSD for a while. Double check on the mailing lists about the upgrade/install process. Sorry about being blunt; but you are missing a few steps. No disrespect intended.

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RE: Binary package system???
by on Wed 12th Oct 2005 04:43 in reply to "Binary package system???"
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Sorry, forgot to mention one thing about the binary packages. Look at the "-p, -P or -PP" options for portupgrade; also using the "-r, -R" options are also quite important.

Sorry to point you to the man page; but it does a better job of explaining (than I could).

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