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Date:      Wed, 31 Dec 2003 10:55:53 -0500
From:      "fbsd_user" <>
To:        "David Fleck" <>
Cc:        Kris Kennaway <>
Subject:   RE: ports & package names changing?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>

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This thread is not intended to point fingers at any one or start an
flame war.
Just trying to point out problem  and get some kind of feedback from
list of their thought on the subject.

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of David Fleck
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 10:30 AM
To: fbsd_user
Cc: Kris Kennaway; freebsd-questions@FreeBSD. ORG
Subject: RE: ports & package names changing?

On Wed, 31 Dec 2003, fbsd_user wrote:
> The FBSD handbook says to use
>  to find port and package
> names and it only shows the names with  versions suffix appended
> the names.
> Pkg_add -r  points to directory location with out names with
> versions suffix appended.
> >From user view point,  pkg_add -r  does not work because user is
> entering name with version suffix appended as they are led to
> believe is the correct name as instructed by the FBSD handbook.

If you read
 it says, about half way down the page:

"Note that in the example above lsof is used instead of lsof-4.56.4.
the remote fetching feature is used, the version number of the
must be removed. pkg_add(1) will automatically fetch the latest
version of
the application."

Can you give a concrete example of what the handbook says, and how
following the steps causes a problem?  I'm not seeing it, it's
fine for me.

David Fleck

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