On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 12:26:40PM -0500, cothrige wrote: > On 9/7/07, Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 10:53:09AM -0500, cothrige wrote: > > > > > Sorry. What I really had in mind was the ports tree itself, which I > > > had an option during install to add. BTW, I answered yes to this and > > > so had that which was on the 6.2 install disc. Based on the other > > > responses, it is looking like perhaps that is not the best method, and > > > maybe I should have skipped that and then added the ports after the > > > install using cvsup or such. This is certainly a good thing to know > > > for the future, though as of right now I am dealing with the disc > > > install method. > > > > No. You were right to choose yes. > > That just installs the ports tree skeleton. It does not install > > any actual ports. Then when you do a csup tag=. for the ports tree, > > then it updates that tree. But you would still have to update > > the ports from the tree that you have chosen to install. > > What exactly is the best method for the new install when it comes to > ports? I should say yes to installing the ports tree, but then how > should I go forward at that point? For instance, should I immediately > run csup when booting into the new system before actually installing > anything from ports? Will that speed things up in the end, or make > for greater stability?
That is what I do. Actually, I csup the OS because it may have updates on it that are needed - security fixes mostly and also ports and even doc right then before doing any other installing. Some people don't even install Xorg until doing the csup. I haven't been quite that hard core, but it isn't a bad idea. > > > The ports tree from one version of the OS to the next is not > > particularly different. It is just instructions on how to get > > the source and build the port (including dependant ports). It > > gets a little out of date now and then as the list of files that > > need to be downloaded or build procedured change, so it need > > a csup update now and then. But what that csup does is update > > the skeleton, not the actual ports. That is a subsequent step. > > Cool, that makes sense. I suppose right now it is a matter of > figuring out just getting used to how to handle the system and know > that I am carrying out the correct steps, or at least the most > reliable steps, in the most beneficial order. Yup. ////jerry > > Thanks, > > Patrick > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"