On Saturday 22 November 2003 10:00 pm, Patrick Burnett wrote: > Hi all, > > Not that I expect to be swayed one way or the other here, but... > > I'm curious to see what other users think of using either the 'make' > commands or 'pkg_add' for compiling and installing software. I'm > admittedly a bit of a newbie, and I've tried it both ways, after > CVSup-ing the source and ports of course. In most cases 'pkg_add' seems > to work better, but the problem solver in me wants to see 'make all > install clean' and its brethren work at least once. Am I to understand > that 'make' and its accompanying command options will download source, > dependencies, needed libs, et al. while compiling, building, and > installing just like 'pkg_add' does? I'm probably doing something wrong > such that 'make' isn't playing nice, but I'd still appreciate some > further insight from more experienced users. > > TIA, > Pat > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"
Pat, I've always been one to use the make install method. It's always worked for me, including downloading most sources and dependencies. Sometimes, after upgrading from 4.9 to 5.0, for example, I had to install certain things manually, from ports, such as GTK+ and gettext. HTH -- Eric F Crist President AdTech Integrated Systems, Inc _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"