On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Chris Stankevitz <cstankev...@toyon.com>wrote:
> > Hello, > > Hello, I have two questions: > > 1. Is it true that I have the choice to run these versions of FreeBSD: > > 8.0 CURRENT > 7.2 RELEASE > 7.2 STABLE > 7.2 CURRENT > 7.1 RELEASE > 7.1 STABLE > 7.1 CURRENT > 7.0 RELEASE > 7.0 STABLE > 7.0 CURRENT > 6.4 RELEASE > 6.4 STABLE > 6.4 CURRENT That is an abbreviated list. > > 2. For each of the versions above, what version of GCC and VirtualBox is > available? I don't intend for this questions to directly be answered -- I'm > hoping for a site that lists the versions of all packages available for a > particular version of FreeBSD like this page for gentoo: > http://packages.gentoo.org/package/www-client/mozilla-firefox > > Thank you, > > Chris > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to " > freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > You question reflects a linux background which probably explains the awkwardness of it. Try to learn the FreeBSD native ports method which gives much more flexibility at the expense of compile time, but I've heard gentoo does something similar so perhaps the pain of waiting is not too great. Packages are compiled for commonly used ports at release time. These packages are versioned at what is in the ports tree at release time. There may be other sources but that not something to be counted on. Ports tree makes rolling your own packages easy so running various verisons of gcc/virtualbox is not a problem usually not issue depending on what's already installed on the system. -- Adam Vande More _______________________________________________ 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"