On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 08:22:02PM +0100, marco.borsat...@libero.it wrote: > > Hi, this are my questions. > > 1) I've installed many packages using pkg_add -rK [package] because I > had the idea to use the same packages on a different PC. Packages are > present in the directory i used as a repository, but only the > requested packages, not the dependecies.
When creating packages with pkg_add, also add the -R option to create packages for all dependencies. > When I tried on another PC pkg_add [package] (I've copied all the > requested packages on a USB HD) the program tells me that it cannot > find dependencies. What is my mistake? Not creating packages for all required dependencies, I think. Probably the easiest way is to install all the ports you want on one machine, and then copy /usr/local and /var/db/pkg to the other PC. Provided of course that both machines use the same hardware architecture! Use rsync(1) if you can make a network connection between the machines. This can be very fast. Otherwise write the files to a USB disk. > 2) I've installed FreeBSD 7.1 on a 2.6Gh Celeron with 1Gb of RAM and a > fast internet connection. I haven't installed KDE 3.5 because I wished > to install KDE 4. > > When I used pkg_add -r kde4 the PC worked for almost 6 hours. During > the installation I saw many error messages but, when finished, KDE was > working. > > Is this the only possibility or is there a better way to install a big > program with a lot of dependecies? I prefer compiling ports from source myself, so I can use non-standard options. But this might take a lot longer. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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