In FreeBSD there exists a "ports" tree with hundreds of
software titles that have been "ported" to FreeBSD. One only
has to connect to Internet and do a "make; make install; make clean"
for FreeBSD to go to the proper FTP site(s) to download the
software and install it. The software that is downloaded is
saved in a special "distfiles" directory so that if you need
to re-install the Internet connection is not needed (i.e you
already have the pieces that are needed to build the package).
I'm a complete Debian newbee, having Debian installed a whole
three days now. I would assume that the "apt-get" command
does the similar software installs as the FreeBSD mentioned
above? Does "apt-get" also save the downloaded software?
If so where would I look for it to save to a floppy or zip?
Christopher W. Aiken, Scenery Hill, Pa, USA
chris at cwaiken dot com, www.cwaiken.com
Preferred O/S: FreeBSD 4.0