Commit cc2e78b4 authored by pav's avatar pav
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- Refresh README a little

Submitted by:	Tim Welch
parent 6b28ed6c
This is the FreeBSD Ports Collection. For an easy to use This is the FreeBSD Ports Collection. For an easy to use
WEB-based interface to it, please see: WEB-based interface to it, please see:
http://www.freebsd.org/ports http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports
For general information on the ports collection, please see the For general information on the Ports Collection, please see the
FreeBSD Handbook which is available from: FreeBSD Handbook ports section which is available from:
file://localhost/usr/share/doc/handbook/handbook.html http://www.FreeBSD.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports.html
for the latest official version
or:
The ports(7) manual page (man ports).
(if you installed the doc distribution on your machine) These will explain how to use ports and packages.
Or: If you would like to search for a port, you can do so easily by
saying (in /usr/ports):
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/
for the latest official version from FreeBSD-current. make search name="<name>"
or:
make search key="<keyword>"
The section "The Ports Collection" will tell you how to use the which will generate a list of all ports matching <name> or <keyword>.
ports and packages and the "Porting Applications" section make search also supports wildcards, such as:
describes how one can contribute to the ports collection.
If you would like to search for a given port, you can do so easily make search name="gtk*"
by saying:
make search key="<keyword>" For information about contributing to FreeBSD ports, please see the Porter's
Handbook, available at:
Which will generate a list of all ports matching <keyword>. http://www.FreeBSD.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/
NOTE: This tree can GROW significantly in size during normal usage! NOTE: This tree will GROW significantly in size during normal usage!
The distribution tar files can and do accumulate in /usr/ports/distfiles, The distribution tar files can and do accumulate in /usr/ports/distfiles,
and the individual ports will also use up lots of space in their work and the individual ports will also use up lots of space in their work
subdirectories unless you remember to "make clean" after you're done subdirectories unless you remember to "make clean" after you're done
building a given port. /usr/ports/distfiles can also be periodically building a given port. /usr/ports/distfiles can also be periodically
cleaned without ill-effect, though if you don't have the original cleaned without ill-effect.
distribution tarball(s) for something on CDROM then you will need to pull
it all over your network connection again if you ever try to build the
associated port.
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