Hello On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 3:11 AM, Daniel <annonymejens+...@runbox.no> wrote: > Hi list > > This may be a basic question, but a question non the less. > > I have been using Debian for some years and have gotten tired by system > freezes, having a slow system, and having a package system that requires that > I install every skin of KDE to get KDE up and running. > > I hope FreeBSD will be better! :-) > > What I want to know is the following: Do I get the option of fetching sources > and running through a guided compilation; or do I get binaries (like Debian) > only?
You can get the system's sources using csup or cvsup, please check the handbook at . The system consist of the kernel and the world. You can rebuild the kernel and the world following . For applications such as KDE you can use the ports tree or install the as packages. These options are described at . Regards Rambius P.S. I do not understand what you mean with "getting binaries like Debian only". As far as I remember in (but I may be wrong) Debian using its package management system you can build pretty much everything and it treats even the linux kernel as a package. This is different in FreeBSD - you do not install the kernel as a package or port.  http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cvsup.html  http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/makeworld.html  http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports.html -- Tangra Mega Rock: http://www.radiotangra.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"