[Text formatting corrected.] In <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, David Bear <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> typed: > I'm very impressed with the ports collection.
[Pat jkh on the back, though it's a long reach from here.] > I have found there are two was to install a port, through pkg_add or > the make. I was wondering that if a port were a make, if the > compiler would do any optimizations on the final executable, > therefore giving me a faster/smaller/whatever application. Maybe > there would be no significant difference. But, if I have the time > to wait, is it worth it? You can set CFLAGS in /etc/make.conf, and those optimizations/machine types will be used at build time. Whether that makes a difference to you is up to you. You can also set build options to change the location where the executables live - though that tends to cause some ports to fail - or specify what parts of the package you do/don't want built. Personally, I always build from ports. If nothing else, having the source handy is worth a little extra time. <mike -- Mike Meyer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.mired.org/consulting.html Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message