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Date:      Mon, 20 Apr 2020 22:42:14 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Valeri Galtsev <galtsev@kicp.uchicago.edu>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Did I miss something? [inatalling terminator]
Message-ID:  <20200420224214.266961b7.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <c9cc6fb8-9c1e-3087-ced0-60474ae6b9ab@kicp.uchicago.edu>
References:  <20200420191935.GA73334@mithril.foucry.net> <c9cc6fb8-9c1e-3087-ced0-60474ae6b9ab@kicp.uchicago.edu>

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On Mon, 20 Apr 2020 14:34:41 -0500, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>=20
>=20
> On 4/20/20 2:19 PM, Jacques Foucry wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >=20
> > According to this page (https://www.freshports.org/x11/terminator/), us=
ing
> > latest as pkg repo, I should be able to install 'terminator'.
> >=20
> > But,
> > ```
> > sudo pkg install terminator
> > Password=A0:
> > Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
> > FreeBSD repository is up to date.
> > All repositories are up to date.
> > Updating database digests format: 100%
> > pkg: No packages available to install matching 'terminator' have been f=
ound in the repositories
> > ```
> >=20
> > pkg search terminator did not give me any awswer.
> >=20
> > So, what's wrong? What' your thought about it?
>=20
> Nothing is wrong, this merely means that terminator is not built and=20
> hence is not distributed as package. There may be several reasons for=20
> that. I can think of some (without regard to any specific package:
> [...]
> 5. - I'm sure there may be a bunch of other reasons, hopefully some=20
> expert will add and/or correct me

6. The port does not allow binary distribution, i. e., it _has to_
   be built from source ("licensing issue").

If I remember correctly, the "lame" MP3 encoder is (or was)=20
an example of such a port - you _had to_ build it from source
as there was no package available for use with "pkg install".



--=20
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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