package management

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    Cleanup and switch fromports to packages

    I have a server running 11.3-p7 that has been upgraded over time since about 2009. When I originally built it, I chose not to use packages and I have been regretting that decision for years due to how much time it takes to handle updates. As I did not initially intend for it to be a server, I...
  2. B

    Troubleshooting Shared libs required for third party package

    Hi all, I am trying to understand how to troubleshoot an issue I have with a third party package in a jail. In short, I have two jails, emby and emby2, both setup on 11.2-RELEASE and created using iocage on zfs dataset. In the emby jail, I have the third party emby-server package installed...
  3. N

    looking for old ports/packages

    Hi, I am looking for following version ports cmake-3.7.2 cmake-modules-3.7.2 git-2.12.1 sqlite3-3.18.0 ruby21-2.1.10_1,1 rsync-3.1.2_6 Above listed ports are not available on http://pkg.freebsd.org/FreeBSD:10:amd64/ I checked all releases and quarterly folders but same version ports are not...
  4. ShelLuser

    [Guide] About ports and (binary) packages

    Hi gang! Introduction (editorial section) Every once in a while we see new(er) users who get utterly confused with the whole ports collection and the package management system and as a result they're often having a hard time trying to understand how this whole thing actually works. Now, I...
  5. ompadu

    Install package as a dependency

    Hello, I am coming from Arch Linux and I am trying to find the correct pkg flag to replicate the pacman -S --asdeps package_name behavior. Context on what this command is and what am I trying to achieve from the pacman wiki: Translating from Arch Linux to FreeBSD: opphan packages in Arch are...
  6. S

    mixing binary packages and compiled ports - keeping it up to date

    Setting: FreeBSD 11.0 RELEASE I have binary packages installed using pkg. Works great and fine in itself. I have installed from source some ports as the options used in the binary version was not what I needed. Works great and fine in itself. Mixing both as such works as advertised, but I'm...
  7. ronaldlees

    pkg update

    I usually compile the pkg program from ports, using saved source. Hence, no binary pkg bootstrapping installation is ever needed when I use (personally) archived packages. Usually, when I decide to use the "pkg install" command to retrieve a package not yet in my personal archives, the "pkg...
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