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Old 05-16-2003, 11:31 AM   #1
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FreeBSD...Programs Install methods...


I'm configuring my new installation of FreeBSD 5.0 and I'm a bit confused about pkgs!!

Anyone can expalin or has a good link (to a HowTO, Tutorial) explained the package system

I haven't got a internet connection trought the FreeBSD computer so I can do CVS or ports!

For example: now I want to install FluxBox but there aren't FreeBSD pkgs on FluxBox site!!
I want to build my own FreeBSD FluxBox package
What should I do??

TnxVM
 
Old 05-16-2003, 03:47 PM   #2
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To start out, I would look here:
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ook/ports.html

But if you don't have an internet connection, you'll have to get the files to your system somehow. I would recommend ports. The simplest way to do this (all this is in the link above, BTW) is to go to ftpn.freebsd.org (where n is some number) and download the .tar.gz file from there and put it in /usr/ports/distfiles. Then just do:

(for fluxbox)
#cd /usr/ports/x11-wm/fluxbox/
#make install clean

That's all there is to it!
 
Old 05-16-2003, 08:55 PM   #3
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Fluxbox 0.1.14 is available on the FreeBSD website. You can also get fbdesk. Just search the ports and download. Once you get the package, just use the pkg_add command.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 09:42 AM   #4
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Tnx VM mister_math & stickman!!!
I'm working on it an study the Howto!!!!
I will try!!
Tnx!
 
Old 05-19-2003, 05:08 AM   #5
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Ok!! I've learned something more about ports!!
But I got this problem: the version of my fluxbox .tgz is newer than the port version! What should i do?Download the new MakeFile and other config files??

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Old 05-19-2003, 10:38 PM   #6
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if you cvsup your ports the fluxbox port is 1.14 or whatever. If you are trying to run a devel version or flux .92 i think is the latest then you can just manual build it. Sounds like you just need to cvsup your ports (update the ports collection) theres a nice section on cvsup in the handbook.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 09:47 AM   #7
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Well!!But i don't have a internet connection!!!
I've downoaded the MakeFile & others but there's a difference between the versions of .tgz file!!
The ports doesn't works 'cause search for fluxbox-0.1.14.tar.gz but I've found only fluxbox-0.1.14_2.tar.gz (on ftp.freebsd.org)!!Rename doesn't work!!!
 
Old 05-20-2003, 09:49 AM   #8
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The ports and CVSUP are great but if you don't have an internet connection they are not so practical!!!!
 
Old 05-22-2003, 03:21 PM   #9
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Check out the handbook in my sig but all admin things are done in FreeBSD via the /stand/sysinstall program. To install new packages you select Configure -> Packages. Or as someone pointed out you can make it in the ports.

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Old 05-26-2003, 04:13 AM   #10
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Tnx VM!!! I'm working on it!!
 
Old 05-28-2003, 04:23 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by Obscure
Well!!But i don't have a internet connection!!!
I've downoaded the MakeFile & others but there's a difference between the versions of .tgz file!!
The ports doesn't works 'cause search for fluxbox-0.1.14.tar.gz but I've found only fluxbox-0.1.14_2.tar.gz (on ftp.freebsd.org)!!Rename doesn't work!!!
I have an idea, but I have NO idea if it would work, so don't quote me on this. If you edit the MakeFile, there should be, near the top, a variable declaration of PORTVERSION. Just change this to 0.1.14_2, or whatever, and see if it works.


Alternatively, if you can find a machine running FreeBSD with an internet connection, and they keep their ports up to date, just zip the entire /usr/ports/ directory and transfer it to your computer. Don't forget to run 'portsdb -Uu' afterwords, though.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 03:26 AM   #12
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Tnx VM!!!I'm just study on FreeBSD handbook and I've "updated manualy" the ports that I'm interested in!!
I hope to have an internet connection soon!!!!!
TNx
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:35 AM   #13
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why do you not have an internet connection?

How are you posting this?
 
  


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