On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 15:12:14 -0400 "Jud" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 14:55:41 -0400, "Jesse Guardiani" > > Maybe I just don't understand how to use the ports tree 100% yet... > > If you cvsup the ports tree, you can choose to install from either > ports or packages. > > Ports are just a very easy automated/scripted way to compile an > application from source on your machine, rather than use a package > that has been pre-compiled. True, given the time to do so. And not all machines are fast enough, not everybody patient enough. OO really takes days to compile on my duron-800 (yeah, I know, it's prehistoric ;-)) -- dick -- http://www.nagual.st/ -- PGP/GnuPG key: F86289CE ++ Running FreeBSD 4.8 ++ Debian GNU/Linux (Woody) + Nai tiruvantel ar vayuvantel i Valar tielyanna nu vilja _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"