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Date:      Tue, 8 Dec 2015 06:25:08 +0100
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Anton Sayetsky <>
Subject:   Re: Migrating to FreeBSD from Debian
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On Mon, 7 Dec 2015 17:10:00 +0200, Anton Sayetsky wrote:
> 2015-12-07 17:03 GMT+02:00 Matthew Seaman <>:
> > ... 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 not a big deal anymore. If you use the default options
for building a port (like those from which the package would
be generated), no precautions are needed. If you use different
options, for only _few_ ports, use "pkg lock" and "pkg unlock".
If you need to compile many ports and still want to use packages,
check out "poudriere". Ports and packages can co-exist happily. :-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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