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Date:      Tue, 6 Jan 2015 16:32:02 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Mike Clarke <jmc-freebsd2@milibyte.co.uk>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Questions from a Linux refugee
Message-ID:  <20150106163202.f07341af.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <20150106124739.a336caccfdef65863f461f7c@milibyte.co.uk>
References:  <20150106115503.4870ab2e@jive> <CAOc73CA9nEWSFckf2r1S9eQKWN+za-NKcU_25z1EHyJDdAqPvw@mail.gmail.com> <20150106132934.7b2ba08c.freebsd@edvax.de> <20150106124739.a336caccfdef65863f461f7c@milibyte.co.uk>

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On Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:47:39 +0000, Mike Clarke wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jan 2015 13:29:34 +0100
> Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:
> 
> > You can use portmaster with the -P or -PP switches (to force
> > the use of binary packages when they are available) to avoid
> > building all the dependencies from source.
> 
> Unfortunately this has not been possible since the switch to pkg-ng.

Thanks for raising awareness! Until it becomes available,
it's probably not that wrong to perform a command construct
like "make missing | pkg install" to get the dependencies
via pkg where possible, and then use compiling from source
where neccessary.



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



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