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Date:      Wed, 31 Dec 2003 11:10:24 -0800
From:      Kris Kennaway <kris@obsecurity.org>
To:        fbsd_user <fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com>
Cc:        Kris Kennaway <kris@obsecurity.org>
Subject:   Re: ports & package names changing?
Message-ID:  <20031231191024.GA11471@xor.obsecurity.org>
In-Reply-To: <MIEPLLIBMLEEABPDBIEGGEJKFCAA.fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com>
References:  <20031231053018.GA2526@xor.obsecurity.org> <MIEPLLIBMLEEABPDBIEGGEJKFCAA.fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com>

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On Wed, Dec 31, 2003 at 08:30:45AM -0500, fbsd_user wrote:
> Your missing the whole point.
> 
> The FBSD handbook says to use
> http://www.freebsd.org/ports/index.html  to find port and package
> names and it only shows the names with  versions suffix appended to
> 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.
> 
> The user doesn't know about or cares about what 'Latest' contains.
> All they know is, they can not get pkg_add to work as instructed by
> the handbook.
> 
> That's the big problem.
> 
> The  'Latest' category needs to be populated with names having the
> version suffix  appended.

That's your opinion, but it's a misunderstanding of how the system
works.

Kris



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