This thread is not intended to point fingers at any one or start an
Just trying to point out problem and get some kind of feedback from
list of their thought on the subject.
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Behalf Of David Fleck
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 10:30 AM
Cc: Kris Kennaway; [EMAIL PROTECTED] ORG
Subject: RE: ports & package names changing?
On Wed, 31 Dec 2003, fbsd_user wrote:
> The FBSD handbook says to use
> http://www.freebsd.org/ports/index.html to find port and package
> names and it only shows the names with versions suffix appended
> the names.
> Pkg_add -r points to directory location with out names with
> versions suffix appended.
> >From user view point, pkg_add -r does not work because user is
> entering name with version suffix appended as they are led to
> believe is the correct name as instructed by the FBSD handbook.
If you read
it says, about half way down the page:
"Note that in the example above lsof is used instead of lsof-4.56.4.
the remote fetching feature is used, the version number of the
must be removed. pkg_add(1) will automatically fetch the latest
Can you give a concrete example of what the handbook says, and how
following the steps causes a problem? I'm not seeing it, it's
fine for me.
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