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I have a co-worker who decided that FreeBSD was going to be his entrance into the Linux/Unix world. I tried to move him to SUSE - if only because I ...
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- 11-23-2006 #1
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What Package Manger Exists in FreeBSD?
Now, he's asking how to install software. Apart from the download/tar/make/make install route, is there any package manger in FreeBSD? I looked but couldn't make heads or tails of the results I got from google and on the freebsd.org site.
I just thought of something. I can't figure it out from the labix site, though. Can one use SMART with FreeBSD?
Last edited by Perfect Reign; 11-23-2006 at 12:05 AM. Reason: Adding thought.
- 11-23-2006 #2
What you are looking for is something called ports. It is a fantastic package management system of which Gentoo's portage was based off of. It is source based so it may take a while to install packages but you can get 16080 packages available through the ports system (as of Nov. 22 - it changes frequently). All dependencies are handled which makes it super easy.
Check here for more information: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...rts-using.html
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- 11-23-2006 #3
- 11-28-2006 #4Apart from the download/tar/make/make install route...
Have your friend closely read and follow the URLs already posted above, and he will be in good shape.
I just thought of something. I can't figure it out from the labix site, though. Can one use SMART with FreeBSD?Code:
[hector@troy ~]$ cd /usr/ports && make search name=smartmon Port: smartmontools-5.33_5 Path: /usr/ports/sysutils/smartmontools Info: S.M.A.R.T. disk monitoring tools