Date: 14-02-03 20:21
Roman Gaufman wrote:
> This is my second day of using freebsd, I have read the ports
> section of the FreeBSD handbool, but I still have many
> questions about ports.
Welcome to FreeBSD. There is a lot to learn about ports. But the basics are easy.
If not everything is answered here, try the FreeBSD questions mailing list.
> How do I update all packages?
> Is there a GUI for ports (like synaptic for debian and
> kportage for gentoo)?
I don't know of one.
> How do I install older versions of packages (like kde2.2.20)?
Older stuff? Hmmm, I wouldn't recommend that, but you could cvsup your ports tree to the date where that version was in the tree, and then make install.
> How do I search for package by its description?
A package? Or a port? cd /usr/ports ; make search key=somekeyword
Or use the search facility on this website.
> How do I make ports install all missing dependencies? (after
> pkg_add fails to)
> How do I remove a package with all it's dependencies?
For starters, pkg_rm.... I don't know if it will remove all dependencies or not.
> How do I remove a package and packages that depend on it?
For starters, pkg_rm.... I don't know if it will remove all dependant packages or not.
Dan Langille - webmaster