hi, i have a new freebsd 7-release installed and very new to anything outside windows and may have jumped into the deep end to soon- but freebsd is the only thing i liked and want to keep, mess around with and hopefully learn something; so all i know is what i got from the handbook and the net this past month, and hope i can ask a few quick questions where i am a bit unclear (only looking for short answers and some diretion if possible).
firstly - i have installed kde3 and xfce4 from packages (like most of it -> xorg,etc) and have tried updates before with different results. i don't mind messing things up, as long as i can somehow surf or check mails - but would like to do a *proper* update. firstly, are [freebsd-update] and [cvsup stable src.all] necessary before installing anything from ports? and are ports considered stable or current? or are they automatically matched to the installed version? also, do portsnap and cvsup ports do the same thing? i've tried cvsup exactly after portsnap and it still seems to edit/update the ports tree. why i'm confused is that i get alot of warnings when many ports try to build, and many hiccups in apps once they are installed, and i don't know which way to go --- gcc manual and fixing my environment, build options, etc,, or if it still something in the actual ports? i'll stop there, sorry for this, but the thing is that between an install off the offical discs and updates to date, i easily have 350+ packages to do at once and have been jumping around from manual to manual still unsure where to start. thanks in advance for any info _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"