Learning by my mistakes… need a little help… please…
I decided to experiment and install an application via a port for the first time (I’m new to unix and enjoying it).
I read the manual. The wrong manual (FreeBSD’s instead of TOS’s handbook).
So I used ‘portsnap’ to build the local port tree.
It uses a different repository to TOS; so the programs don’t always install, and presumably may not be TOS tolerant.
Discovered I should have used ‘git clone’ instead which uses TOS’s repository.
Q1. How may I safely empty my current ports directory to start over?
Q2. How may I get portsnap to target and use the TOS repository in the make command?
PS: I saw that both perl5-5.24.3 and python27-2.7.14_1 fail pkg audit, yet FreeBSD’s repository has the fixed next versions.
Can I target the ‘git pull’ towards the FreeBSD repository rather than the TOS’s for these two programs?