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Old 11-07-2004, 09:17 PM   #1
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Installing Firefox, Eclipse on FreeBSD 4.10


Hello all,

I am a newbie to FreeBSD still testing waters. I am impressed by the rock solid stability and ease of installing software in FreeBSD.

I am a student and need to use Eclipse often, When I try to install using ports/packages, it tries to install eclipse 2.0 even though Eclipse 3.0 is out long ago. Also same with my favourite browser firefox. I try installing it through ports/packages but it installs firefox 0.8.5 which has security hole in it. I manually downloaded package of 1.0 preview release and installed it using pkg_add aand it says shared library not found. I am kind of stuck with this and I badly need to install them.Can anyone give me steps or guide me where can I get more information about installing them or for that matter latest kde and other available packages.

I am using FreeBSD 4.10 and have an issue that it starts xterm or fvwm instead of kde even when I have kde installed and choose kde in kdm. Is there any way to get around this ?

Thanks

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Old 11-07-2004, 10:46 PM   #2
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Update your ports. There is a port for eclipse 3.0.1 and firefox 1.0r2.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 10:09 AM   #3
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I did upgrade my ports but still problem

hi

I upgraded my ports by portupgrade -a and still when I do portinstall firefox or eclipse or for that matter any other software, it does not installs latest software but old ports

Sincerely,

Anmol Misra
 
Old 11-09-2004, 08:33 AM   #4
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please can someone help me

can someone reply to my post. I dont care if I install ports or packages I just want latest software to be installed

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Old 11-09-2004, 10:51 AM   #5
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Update your ports tree as in the files in /usr/ports/
 
Old 11-09-2004, 11:41 AM   #6
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Post your port supfile. You may not have the current tag. As it has been said, you need to update your port tree. With old ports, portupgrade will only install according to your port tree version.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 08:25 PM   #7
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Updating Ports Tree ?

How does one update ports tree compared to ports ?

I did portupgrade -a
I also went to /usr/ports and did same thing
I did /stand/sysinstall
But still it is same old ports collection

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Old 11-11-2004, 04:27 AM   #8
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The ports tree (everything in /usr/ports) is updated with newer versions. You have to install current version of the ports tree, to have the latest versions of the application port. portupgrade -a only recursive through the ports tree (actually the database), and updates your application current installed application with a newer one if found in the ports tree. portupgrade -a does not upgrade the ports tree. Can be confusing.

Here's the Handbook chapter on cvsup. If you get lost, don't worry, lots do. Read through this. If you don't know what to do, you'll know what to do when we instruct you.
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ook/cvsup.html

Here's the chapter on ports also.
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ook/ports.html
 
Old 11-11-2004, 04:13 PM   #9
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usings cvsup or ports ?

so it is possible to update ports tree using cvsup and ports both ? or cvsup method is to update ports tree and then ports are to install /update current ports ? I am confused

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cvsup <supfile for ports> - updates the ports tree
then
portinstall <port name>
or
portupgrade -a (upgrades all ports)
or
cd to the port directory, then make install

Read through this. Pay attention to the part on ports.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...90#post1160490

Read through links I provided again. Get back if you still need some help.
 
  


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