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Date:      Mon, 07 Dec 2015 10:35:42 -0500
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Migrating to FreeBSD from Debian
Message-ID:  <444mfujmpd.fsf@be-well.ilk.org>
In-Reply-To: <CAA2O=b-dQMpnq=nJ6RMSvwBCa4kP4PB2k4c7nbTVrwtQkzStBg@mail.gmail.com> (Anton Sayetsky's message of "Mon, 7 Dec 2015 17:10:00 +0200")
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Anton Sayetsky <vsasjason@gmail.com> writes:

> 2015-12-07 17:03 GMT+02:00 Matthew Seaman <matthew@freebsd.org>:
>> ... and a package is what you get by compiling a port.  Yes, there is a
>> difference, but the two things are often conflated and it isn't worth
>> muddying the waters by insisting on exactingly precise terminology from
>> people new to FreeBSD.  It is clear enough what they mean -- their aim
>> is to get some software installed or upgraded.
> But we should warn then about not mixing ports & packages. I agree,
> pkg is a good choice [when pkg only].

That's gradually become a much smaller issue than it used to be.



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