Nope, sorry that will only get the name of installed ports and packages on your system.
May be the readers missed the -r flag which means to fetch package from the FBSD FTP site. The FBSD online web site provides two aides to help in finding names. An category index with search capability into the ports collection http://www.freebsd.org/ports/index.html And the alphabetic list in port name order http://www.freebsd.org/ports/master-index.html After finding candidate, click on port download button and there is the real name of the port minus the suffix file Extentions. Every entry in the port system has one of these. Small percent have package download button also, which does return the package name minus the suffix file Extentions. Using interactive FTP looking at the package/latest directory it's very easy to see that most ports also have packages. What is the sure fire way using the above web site tools to find the package names? -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Jonathan T. Sage Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2003 6:20 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: How to find package name fbsd_user wrote: > What is the sure fired way to get the correct spelling of the > package name to use with pkg_add -r command? > pkg_info | grep start.of.package.name i.e. # pkg_info | grep emacs xemacs-21.4.14 This port tracks the... xemacs-packages-10.0 Basic... *snips not included* hope this helps, happy holidays ~j -- Jonathan T. Sage Lighting & Scenic Design Professional Web Design [HTTP://www.theatre.msu.edu] [EMAIL PROTECTED] [PGP: 182C CF3F 93A9 1DAA 2EBE D4D5 A159 96D9 452E A7F1] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"