DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-08
Re: question about packages installation
On Sun, August 27, 2006 10:48 am, Saverio Iacovelli wrote:
> In fact, firefox-188.8.131.52.tgz is not present in above
> pkg_add installs all dependant packages wich they are
> present, if the package is not present then fails.
> A lot of packages are not present in above directory!
Is the directory you want. All packages go in the All directory that was
mentioned before, EXCEPT if they have a known security issue(s).
Has a vulnerabilites link if you want to know more. The reason for this
is that the package builds fine, but you have to make a special effort to
install it. This way, you don't add something with a security issue
without knowing that you are adding it.
In general, the All directory set as PKG_PATH will work for you. If you
try to install something and the package isn't found, check that
vulnerabilities directory or look at the package's Makefile. If it has
something in there about a restricted license, it will be skipped in a
bulk build. (Some packages have restrictions on where and how they can be
distributed other than as source builds.)