Hi, > I found many interesting Linux programs on sourceforge.net and other sites, > but they're not in the ports collection. So I thought I'll port some of these > to FreeBSD. However, I'm still pretty new to FreeBSD and I never ported > anything. > > I can't even compile most of the programs on my system, and I'm almost sure it > has to do with dependencies in 99% of all cases. > How do I find out what ports/programs it depends on? And yes, I have RTFM, but > I still have no clue.
Additional to the suggestion from Charles and Kevin you should consider the following: Search the ports collection for a port that is similar to the one you want to port (e.g. a GNU style autoconf package for GNOME 2). Copy that port's directory and change it as necessary. If you need help porting your favourite software to FreeBSD, then the [EMAIL PROTECTED] ml is the best place to ask. Regards, Simon
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