> Well, there's no law that says you *have* to use the ports system, but > it's pretty strange not to take advantage of something so good... > There are pre-compiled packages available, but these generally don't > track the latest upstream updates to the ported software very > efficiently. The ports tree does: updates to popular packages like > apache generally go into the ports tree within a day or so of them > being published. > > Rather than installing the ports and system sources by downloading > tarballs from the FTP sites, there are arguments in favour of > installing by running cvsup(1) to populate an empty directory.
Sorry, what i was saying is that instead of installing the PORTS from the cd I was downloading the latest and greatest ports Tarball from the www.freebsd.org/ports site. Not the fact that I don't use them.. But thank you for the valuable info. I will put it in my book so I can remember to use it tonight. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"