On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 12:59:08AM -0400, David Karapetyan wrote: > Hello everyone. I am a former user of Freebsd-7.2 Release who migrated to > Debian. I was unable to find an ftp server that had a decent enough list of > precompiled packages (including the default at ftp.freebsd.org; for > example, when installing gnome2 via precompiled packages, the package > manager was unable to find a number of dependencies available in package > form. True, I can compile them from source, but this is rather time > consuming. Does anyone know of an ftp server dedicated to maintaining a > comprehensive list of precompiled packages (a la Debian Testing)? In all > other regards, I favor freebsd over Debian or any other linux distribution, > and would like to return to using it.
There are a number of ports that for legal reasons cannot be redistributed as pre-compiled packages. Quite possibly you ran into one or more of those. Other than those ftp.freebsd.org (and mirrors) should have a complete set of pre-compiled packages. -- <Insert your favourite quote here.> Erik Trulsson ertr1...@student.uu.se _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"