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GhostBSD and ports

Postby trigggl » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:13 pm

Is it possible to make GhostBSD primarily ports based. It seems like versions of packages seem to get in the way.

I'm thinking of switching from Gentoo Linux to GhostBSD and I'd like as much software as possible built from ports. Would it be easier to just start from a FreeBSD system?

Gentoo may lose me based on the stabilization of Gnome 3.8 and the need to switch from OpenRC to systemd. Gnome 3.8 might as well be Windows 8. :evil:
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Re: GhostBSD and ports

Postby adripillo12 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:41 am

trigggl wrote:Is it possible to make GhostBSD primarily ports based. It seems like versions of packages seem to get in the way.

I'm thinking of switching from Gentoo Linux to GhostBSD and I'd like as much software as possible built from ports. Would it be easier to just start from a FreeBSD system?

Gentoo may lose me based on the stabilization of Gnome 3.8 and the need to switch from OpenRC to systemd. Gnome 3.8 might as well be Windows 8. :evil:



If you are an old Gentoo user I think you wont have any problem to use FreeBSD. I never used Gentoo for desktop really, more for dedicated servers but if you like to start with GhostBSD it is a good option for sure and you can use ports, in fact I am using ports at this moment.
We are working on the GhostBSD 4.0 version, it will brings a lot of new and nice improvements.
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Re: GhostBSD and ports

Postby ericbsd » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:31 pm

It is save to use FreeBSD ports on GhostBSD.
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Re: GhostBSD and ports

Postby trigggl » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:30 pm

adripillo12 wrote:If you are an old Gentoo user I think you wont have any problem to use FreeBSD. I never used Gentoo for desktop really, more for dedicated servers but if you like to start with GhostBSD it is a good option for sure and you can use ports, in fact I am using ports at this moment.
We are working on the GhostBSD 4.0 version, it will brings a lot of new and nice improvements.


I did a complete update using ports and it updated a lot of packages. I really like it so far, but I may have to switch back to Gentoo and perhaps run GhostBSD in a virtualbox. Unfortunately, I need opencl and cuda support to use my GPU in BOINC. As far as I know, I can't do that with Linux in a virtualbox which is the setup I have currently. I wonder why nVidia refuses to support the BSDs. :?
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Re: GhostBSD and ports

Postby ericbsd » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:41 pm

Most of the card is supported by Nvidia, but for cuda on BSD I have no idea.
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