Interesting, there's no evidence in my packages database for any port
I've ever done, except for those done using lndir.
He means the database in /var/db/pkg - the pkg_add command updates
That's what I meant too. I ported apsfilter a few weeks ago, and there's
no evidence of it in /var/db/pkg (or with pkg_info -a) nor has there ever
been any evidence of kermit there. But perhaps I just typed "make"
instead of "make install." Not really important.
It seems to me the lndir approach to ports is so obviously superior to
a symbolic link to the distfiles on the cdrom or not using a symbolic
link or lndir that it's worth explaining, and worth explaining how to
Well, it also has its drawbacks - the symlink tree eats a LOT of inodes. :(
That bad? Then maybe people should be told they can check the availability
of inodes with df -i, and that they can zap any part of the link tree
they don't need.
Whether one gets the skeleton files by ftp or from the cdrom, where is
the make fetch-list command issued? I can't make it work on freefall.
Strange - works for me!
Works for me on my own machine, too. It's just that it doesn't work
on ftp.freebsd.org, not that it should.