I saw http://www.devx.com/opensource/Article/17534/0/page/1
and thought this would be relatively easy.
(1) I installed FreeBSD 4.9 from an ISO and got it up and running on the Internet
(2) I installed CVsup:
(3) I copied ports-supfile into /root/ports-supfile and made the edit:
(4) I rebooted
(5) I ran CVsup:
cvsup -g -L 2 /root/ports-supfile
All well and good.
(5) I attempted to install Perl5:
I got the error: "There is no COMMENT variable defined for this port. Please rectify this." It transpires that it installed /usr/ports/lang/perl5/pkg-
message, which is the old way of doing tings and didn't define a COMMENT variable, which is the new way of doing things.
I had a go at adding a COMMENT variable to the file and deleting pkg-message, but some other errors cropped up when I attempted to install mysql40-server (looking for libtooll13, when it only seemed to want to install libtooll15).
This made me think that I'm probably not going about this in the right way.
Should I expect to be able to install a stable version of FreeBSD with Apache, mod_ssl, PHP4 and MySQL by following a relatively mindless procedure... or is it the case that nobody in their right mind actually uses ports in FreeBSD?