Package management

Package management

If you're like me and often like using an older version you'll need to know this.

Since all 5.x versions no longer have packages of their own you'll have to use the 5-stable

The best way is to set the [b:d5e8972240]packagesite environment variable[/b:d5e8972240] like so in your [b:d5e8972240].profile [/b:d5e8972240]file

[quote:d5e8972240]vi /etc/.profile[/quote:d5e8972240]

Add this:
[code:1:d5e8972240]PACKAGESITE=ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-5-stable/Latest/
export PACKAGESITE
[/code:1:d5e8972240]

Notice that the ftp path ends in /Latest

Don't ask me why but if you use anything else even /All it will NEVER find any file even if you type the exact version, name etc..

Feel free to edit the above as needed depending on what version you are using.

I prefer packages because compiling can take a long time! (guess I'm just impatient)



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