> > Message: 5 > Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 23:00:40 -0500 > From: mike <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Subject: defining dependencies for ports > To: email@example.com > Message-ID: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed > > Hello. I'm brand new to FreeBSD. I'm mostly enjoying it so far. > I'm > playing with installing the Eclipse IDE port right now. I say > playing > with because I started to install it and saw the list of dependencies > > and shuddered. I like to keep my system relatively clean and tend to > > start a new install of Linux (and now BSD) as bare bones and add only > > what I need. > > So I'm building Eclipse, and one of the things it wants to include is > > python . Seems odd for my java ide to need python, so I look it up > on > the web tool that shows all the dependencies for a port (which is a > fantastic tool, by the way). And python is included because glade is > > included, and glade seems to be a top-level dependency. However, > nowhere can I find in the Makefile any reference to Glade, nor to the > > many other "top-level" dependencies. How do I find out these things > and > once I find them, how do I change them so I don't include? (Mozilla > is > another example, but this one I actually see in the Makefile for the > Eclipse port. However, make config and make configure don't ask me > if I > want mozilla -- I use firefox). > > This applies generally. I installed other ports too that had odd > dependencies (like including perl because of some helper scripts that > > aren't even required to be run). Is there a command I'm missing that > > let's me configure these things? > > On a side note, is the name "pretty-print-build-depends-list" > designed > to keep me from running the command? ;-) And after typing all that, > > the output wasn't really even pretty. > > thanks for any tips. Sorry if this is a dumb question, I've been > using > FreeBSD only two days now. Currently I run slackware. > > mike
Mike, Have a look at this link and see how your ports don't have to be difficult: http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2003/08/28/FreeBSD_Basics.html Look for other stuff Dru's written about as well - good stuff. Install the port you want and all the dependancies will sort themselves out: e.g. # cd /usr/ports//www/firefox/ # make install clean Sorted! You are aware that there exists 1. ports = source = must be compiled = "make install" (as above) 2. packages = executable packages = precompiled = "pkgadd -r . . ." So unless you're running a custom kernel, there's no advantage of ports over packages. Good luck, Owen ___________________________________________________________ To help you stay safe and secure online, we've developed the all new Yahoo! Security Centre. http://uk.security.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"