Been reading the FreeBSD handbook, I installed portsnap: ran: portsnap fetch & extract & update
then installed portmanager and ran portmanager -u its now updating. thanks, for all the replys, in linux land, you either, use the distros tool (if they have one) or if your on a yum or apt based disrto use that. -Nex6 On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 11:11 AM, Schiz0 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 2:09 PM, Schiz0 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 1:32 PM, Nex6 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Hi all, > > > > > > I am new to Freebsd tho, long time Linux/Windows user. > > > > > > install software: > > > seems the way to to this is pkg_add -r software-name > > > > There are two ways to install software. Using packages (pkg_add) or > > using ports. See my response below for details on how to use ports. > > > > > > > system update: > > > still not sure? tho this is probly something really simple, seems > more the > > > one way to do it. > > > > FreeBSD comes with the source code for the entire system. So, to > > upgrade the system, you need to do two things: > > 1. Checkout the source code for whatever update you want to use > > 2. Compile and install that source code. > > > > For the first one, see: > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cvsup.html > > > > For the second one, see: > > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/makeworld.html > > > > > > > main difference between packages and ports? > > > > Packages are pre-compiled binaries (which are created from the ports). > > The ports collection contains small Makefiles. When you install from > > ports, it does the following: > > 1. Downloads the source code from whatever website it is hosted on. > > 2. Apply the FreeBSD patches/upgrades/whatever > > 3. Compile that source code > > 4. Install the binaries to the proper location > > > > > > > > thanks in adavnce. > > > > > > > Ah, something I forgot to add. > > The only reason the packages system exist is basically to bypass the > compile time. For example, it would take a long time to compile things > such as OpenOffice, xorg, or KDE. So instead of waiting that long, you > can just install the pre-compiled package and it's ready to go. You > don't have to wait for it to compile. > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"