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Old 30th July 2008
ocicat ocicat is offline
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Originally Posted by jggimi View Post
As ocicat mentioned, the ports tree can be helpful for research and planning, if you have the disk space.
Unless it has been deleted, bsdnewbie999 had the ports tree installed given a number of questions he had about building the JDK some number of weeks ago.
If you just want to install a package, and you have an Internet connection, you do not need to know the dependency structure. All you need to do is set the PKG_PATH environment variable and run pkg_add. All dependencies will be automatically installed.
jggimi is right. Unless Internet access is not available, there is no reason to manually download all packages before installing. Studying Section 15 of the FAQ will help clarify both the intent & usage of the package system:

Last edited by ocicat; 30th July 2008 at 03:10 PM.
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