backyard <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
--- "E. Gad" wrote: > > > Svein Halvor Halvorsen > wrote: Subhro wrote: > > yourself. However remember to cvsup your ports > tree before you start > > using it to get the required software. Refer to > the handbook for > > understanding how ports work. > > For most people portsnap would be a better way of > updating one's ports > tree. Firstly, it's in the base system and thus > doesn't require any > third party software. Secondly, most newbies find it > easier to use. as long as your remember to install it as a port during the install or add it with sysinstall or pkg_add. cvsup-nogui then doing a: make update in /usr/src or /usr/ports will automagically use the default examples and update things. As long as your going from a 6.x base it will continue on Rel_6.x. If you started with 5.x it will continue to update 5.x. Ports will always update to the latest and greatest as it uses a different tag. I find this very easy, I'm also afraid of change. Though portsnap is more secure because it uses encryption and I've heard signs the updates. To each their own though one way of the other updating your SRC and PORTS is an important thing to learn how to do. > > Svein Halvor > > Hmm porstnap seemed to have worked ok. I installed > the portupgrade suite through pkg_add. > Somethings still not happy. Because when took a > stab at installing: > nvidia-driver > nvidia-glx > xorg and compat 5 as a dependency for > nvidia-driver/nvidia-glx > > nvidia can't find something and I don't know what > because the first part of the message scrolls of the > screen- (remember I'm not in xorg yet) if you don't have X yet then I don't think the nvidia drivers will install because they are quite dependant on X. no X required here... hit scroll lock and then PgUp and PgDn this will let you view the scroll back buffer and see what you cannot see. the up and down arrows will work too. > > -What the newbie here has done so far to help > itself- > Just as a guess-reinstalled linux_base because I > remembered reading on a Just Some Guys 'Blog abut > the same problem > thinking it couldn't hurt anything since I hadn't > installed hardly much of anything- > cd /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base. > make deinstall > make clean > make install > Ran that for 15 minuts-it ran into some sort of > "error 1!" (repeated 5 times) > Undaunted-re- did make etc. > Somethng about rpm something not found > (cd'd into linux_bas-fc4) > ran make install clean-but it says it can't find > the ftp servers- > Any guesses what I'm doing wrong? > install archivers/rpm should fix that but it should know to do it itself. Unless your stuck using that particular dist of linux I would try to gentoo stage3 base. a chroot to the /compat/linux and you can use their portage system to install and update linux apps fairly easy. The reason I got away from linux in the first place was the nightmare of updating it, but at least Gentoo uses a "ports" system that makes it less of a nightmare. Of course I am biased because I do run Gentoo on my laptop and would want the emulation base to be compatible if I package up native Gentoo apps to my FreeBSD system. -brian Actually funy you say that I'd think using linux_base-gentoo-stage-3 would be "simpler" in someways for the Powers That be to make Linux Emulation seemless. -linux_base-gentoo-stage-3 install went smooth as silk- -the pkg_add xorg also seems to have gone ok (not sure why it had problems initially...strange) I'll re-run portinstalls of the nvidia stuff. You might like Arch if you've been turned off by the way other distributions do things.- caveats: It has a bit of learning curve, it uses fairly "bleeding edge" software, and quite a bit of work is more "community" developed than average (more so than say Fedora). On the other hand It use a ports like system(qpckge and aurbuild) and a pkg_add like system (packman) -Thanks --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"