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Old 05-09-2013, 05:24 AM   #1
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FreeBSD, broken packages on a new release?


Hey Gang!

Okay, I wanted a new challenge, so, enter FreeBSD. I noticed that 9.0 had an EOL about a month ago, so, I downloaded the 9.1 and installed that. I did a portsnap fetch and portsnal extract, so i assumed that the ports are up to date. As I enter /usr/ports/misc/mc and attempt a make clean install, I get that the package is listed a broken...

Where do I need to learn more?

Thanks for helping out a noob

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Old 05-09-2013, 05:46 AM   #2
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As I enter /usr/ports/misc/mc and attempt a make clean install, I get that the package is listed a broken...
As described here: http://freshports.org/misc/mc

Its definitely NOT broken, You probably have old Ports tree, read here on how to update it:
http://freebsd.org/handbook/ports-using.html

It WAS marked broken on 06 May 2013, but on 09 May 2013 it has been fixed by using 'local' distribution files (mc official site is down).
 
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:09 AM   #3
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Thanks a zillion! The ultimate goal (wet dream perhaps) is to have FreeBSD as common desktop

I'll mark this as solved now

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Old 05-10-2013, 12:54 AM   #4
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Thanks a zillion! The ultimate goal (wet dream perhaps) is to have FreeBSD as common desktop
Then these would be useful:
http://freshports.org/sysutils/automount
http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=35308
https://cooltrainer.org/2012/01/02/a...esktop-how-to/
 
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:18 AM   #5
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Thanks! I had Arch Linux, now I'm (under circumstances) on Xubuntu (and I do like it) but I yearn more control...FreeBSD might just be what I need.
Arch died on me. Reason is somewhat silly but there it is. I used to have Gnome. Gnome went 3, I went XFCE. Then, I had two types of terminal. Little did I understand the real significance. Since I had XFCE, I suspect that the Gnome terminal was'nt up to date. During an update, in the Gnome terminal, something went wrong and the system lost track of the kernel. Because I needed a quick restore, and Arch did'nt have the install script anymore, I had to make a switch. Xubuntu came out as a winner - they all are, but Arch gave me the lite-w8 I needed...

Thanks again...

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Old 05-22-2013, 07:03 PM   #6
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Xubuntu came out as a winner - they all are, but Arch gave me the lite-w8 I needed...
At the moment I'm happily running XFce 4.10 on FreeBSD 9.1. It is light and fast. FreeBSD also has Gnome 2.3x if you want Gnome. Xubuntu is a nice version of Linux.
 
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:21 AM   #7
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At the moment I'm happily running XFce 4.10 on FreeBSD 9.1. It is light and fast. FreeBSD also has Gnome 2.3x if you want Gnome. Xubuntu is a nice version of Linux.
Thanks for this info....and just in time too, I've just aquired a new PC and am (again) in the phase of selecting an OS, FreeBSD has always been a logical next step...this info helps!

Come to think of it, using Linux is a bit like the path to Enlightenment. You start with an easy-on-the-hands OS (the 'buntu sisters comes to mind ) then progrss to the "ultimate" OS...

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