samdavidpikesley at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jan 13 12:18:10 GMT 2003
--- Peter Pimley <ppimley at climax.co.uk> wrote: >
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julian Rawcliffe
> [mailto:julian.rawcliffe at ntlworld.com]
> > I despise RPMs, and I dislike the wealth of
> options with the Red Hat
> > install.
> That's what made me move from RedHat to FreeBSD in
> the first place. On
> RedHat, I'd quite often be in the situation where
> installation had given me
> a version of something, and I wanted to update from
> a .tar.gz downloaded off
> the net. The chances of the new version going
> exactly over the top of the
> installed one were roughly nil, and from very early
> on I realised it was
> unwise to try uninstalling the RPMs! I feel so much
> more in control when I
> use the ports on FreeBSD.
> I guess what I'm saying is this: If I want a
> desktop system, I'll go into
> ports and make myself one. Ditto for any other use.
Did you know about
'/usr/ports/misc/instant-workstation'? And similarly,
'/usr/ports/misc/instant-server'? Not comprehensive,
but a good jumping-off point for interested newbies...
> I hear there's now a linux distro that is doing a
> similar thing to the ports
> system (www.gentoo.org), but I can't find a way to
> install it over the
> internet. That's another nice feature.
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