sorry, in my n00bness, I need to ask yet another question, a bit more serious.
I have run into several instances where there are conflicts with ports. My current machine is an x86_64 machine, running FreeBSD 6.0 The first conflict issue that I run into a lot is that the applications want 32 bit x86 compiles (example: open office, wine). Is there any modification I can make to my make.conf file to fix this, do I have to run an i386/i686 cross compiler, or does it not even matter (the only reason for this would be that x86_64 BSD cannot run i386-i686 binaries, which I doubt would be an issue). The second conflict issue involves conflicting packages, such as xemacs and emacs. I figured in this particular case, since both have a lot of the same base, simply squashing that part of the conflict would be ok, and if now, I could always deinstall and start over. However, for something critical or unrelated packages, this is certainly not a good idea. Anyone have good suggestions? Originally I considered modifying make.conf to install to a different directory (such as /usr/local/secondary), so that the conflicting packages wouldn't overwrite any of the other package files, but I cannot find a variable to change to have that effect. I know /usr/local/secondary does not exist, I would create it with the bin, etc, lib, libexec, info, man, share and var subdirectories. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"