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 Help using Freshports !
Author: silasaul 
Date:   28-05-05 21:06


I'm a newbie using FreeBSD. I post an original message on PC-BSD forum ( ). Somebody can help me please...




I'm trying using packages from freshports and for some ports I can't install them. What address have I to use to install ports from freshports and where have I to put it ?

For example : Amarok -->

I put pkg_add -r amarok in terminal and my computer don't find the port ???


Error: FTP Unable to get File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
pkg_add: unable to fetch '' by URL


This is the problem with FreeBSD. It always happens. Try asking in a FreeBSD usenet channel or forum, they'll answer that some of the packages are either not updated or uploaded to the mirrors. Maybe more than half packages are unavailable. Those that are available are not often the latest version. This can be frustrating at times. PC-BSD aims at solving this problem


Thx Charles,

But there is something that I don't understand. Why is there a so HUGE difference between the number of ports here ( ) and the number counted by freshports ( ) ????

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 Re: Help using Freshports !
Author: oerd 
Date:   20-06-05 09:38

i am no expert on this but try using ports rather than packages

of course you have to update the ports tree first. (refer to the freebsd handbook, or just search google for it try there are a lot of guides that teach you how to do this)

after updating your ports tree you should do the following (as root)

# cd /usr/ports/audio/amarok
# make install

..... this will not only install amarok but all the other ports it depends on. then to clean up temporary disk space used for building you can

# make clean

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