> I am a newbie to FreeBSD
> I'm using an old machine right now with limited disk space, so I don't want to
> install the entire ports collection. I
> want to build a custom port tree, and I'm finding the docs to be a bit silent on
> this account as I guess nowadays disk
> space is usually abundant so installing the entire port tree is the preferred route.
> Can someone give some basic guidance on:
> 1) Do I install a compiler or does the basic FreeBSD install have it installed
Already installed if you did a base install.
> 2) How do I setup a single application port?
It described setting up perl 5.8 from a port, without all the other ports.
> 3) Will I need to trace dependence or will make pull in the required libraries?
> 4) Can I use CVsup to keep a limited number of ports up to date?
That I'm still looking at...stay tuned
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