[PC-BSD Testing] To Dru Lavigne -- Include runports info in book

Matt Olander matt at ixsystems.com
Tue Sep 22 15:53:11 PDT 2009

Dru, what's the deadline for the Ports section? While at EuroBSD, we
may have found a far more elegant solution that Kris was testing even
before we went to sleep!


On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 3:26 PM, Ian Robinson <fitchkendall at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Dru --
> It's great to find you checking in here, and If you are checking back in
> please write yourself a program note to devote some time to PCBSD's "new"
> ports dichotomy and its local base settings that require users to use
> "runports" to install and run ports.  While Kris has made this easy in the
> sense that he has given us menu items to do it (switch local base, employ
> runports, etc.), I think the ports standard base vs. local base and the
> difference between installing "system" ports and upgrades vs. "user" ports
> and upgrades remains a mystery to many PCBSD users and the PCBSD
> documentation is thin if not malnourished.  Because of your great writing
> style and the clarity that you bring to subjects, your including runports
> information in your book could de-mystify this area for the average PCBSD
> user.
> Ian Robinson
> Salem, Ohio
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