On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, richard michael bagstad wrote: > i find this frustrating. on your website (page > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports- > using.html) the following tells me that 'from cd' and 'from internet' > are exactly the same... it does not tell me the directory of (ie.) > lsof. it simply tells me to 'make install'. please help a poor green > newbie.
The difference they are talking about is after you've given the 'make install' command in /usr/ports/sysutils/lsof. The ports system looks for the distfile in /usr/ports/distfiles. If you've already copied the distfile in there manually (from a CD or someplace else), it proceeds to build the port. The "internet version" is where it doesn't find the distfile in /usr/ports/distfiles. Then it uses your net connection to find one and download it. -Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"