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 ;-))

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