Wow, I stopped following this thread for a few hours and now I can just compile a mini-ports howto. ^^ So, first things first: thanks for all who replied. All replies were meaningful, so thank you all.
Kevin, what I didn't know was the fact that ports and packages share the same database. Knowing that was really helpful and cleared most doubts I had. Donald, I didn't know about "make package-recursive" and I think I won't try it, for now. My system is almost completly installed and the missing packages won't take that much to justify creating the packages to ease future installations (well, in fact I hope I never need to reinstall FreeBSD ^^). I may try it, though, just to see how it works. One last question: is there a way to find what are the standard targets for any given port? I know I could install bash-completion, but I don't it is "100% reliable" (I think it may miss some targets if Makefiles are included, but I may be wrong). Once again, thank you all. On 3/27/06, Donald J. O'Neill <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > On Monday 27 March 2006 09:49, RW wrote: > > On Monday 27 March 2006 14:20, Norberto Meijome wrote: > > > make package will actually make the package and install it for you, > > > you dont need to do a pkg_add after that (yes, a bit > > > counter-intuitive, but really handy) > > > > Make package creates a package out of an installed port (it will > > install the port first, if neccessary). It doesn't install the > > package - there would be no point. > > _______________________________________________ > > 'make install' builds a package from the port and installs it. 'make > package' builds a package and installs it, it also saves it in > compressed form so it can be reinstalled if necessary. > > A port is a skeleton, it contains the information needed to build a > package and that's it. The ports aren't installed, it's the package > that results from building a port that is installed. Ports are only > skeletons, the contain the information necessary to allow the port to > be built into an installable package. > > Don > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to " > [EMAIL PROTECTED]" > -- 's, Luiz Eduardo
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