On Monday 27 March 2006 17:02, Donald J. O'Neill 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.

My point was that it doesn't create a package file and then install it, which 
is  how I read it. 

There is a strong unwritten convention in the language  of FreeBSD that you 
don't refer to installing from a port as installing a package - even though 
it's technically correct. 
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