OK, I am fairly new to FreeBSD and returning from a long while away. I am currently working on an install I have performed from the 6.2 release discs I downloaded several days ago.
I chose X-Kern-Dev install and have a mixed bag of pkg_add -r packages, some programs I have downloaded and compiled from source from developers sites (Claws-mail and Xfce4 to name 2) as well as apps I cd'ed into into /usr/ports/name and made [nvidia for 1] Whilst I am aware there are more than serveral ways of doing things and for different reasons I am inviting advice on my target install which is a 'desktop' for basic office use, based on Xfce4. I would like to thank Nikola for his advice and also ask what is the generally accepted method of installing / keeping updated way of getting things done? I am only aware of the names cvsup, portupgrade, portmanager, portsnap, make world etc and am getting this round my neck a bit but this is what I have summized ; 1) Do basic [minimal] install of 6.2 rel from disc 1 2) pkg_add cvsup-without-gui and get the latest ports installed 3) Build *everything* from this ports tree [including base/kernel?] 4) Find out how to keep updated / informed on updates to packages I have installed, and do so where necessary. If anyone can advise, point me in the direction of tutorials or step by steps, on the above It would be greatly appreciated. I would like to understand why its not so great to just install everything from pkg_add, whats the advantages of ports etc Until then I am enjoying using my i386-unknown-freebsd6.2 installation - even if it more by good luck than good management :) Thanks in advance of time spent in replying ! _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"