How-to Search/Find Packages on FreeBSD

April 1st, 2012 by Regaz
To Search/Find Packages Under FreeBSD you have to Use the Command on Shell:

make

The make Command is Similar to the locate Command, the Difference is that the locate will Make a Wider Search on Files,Directories and Paths.

The make Instead is a Specific Utility to Find/Search Over Packages.

Like the locate Need of a Generated Database Index to Perform Searching.

Before to Utilize it then you will Need to Generate the Database Index over the Disponibles Packages.

cd /usr/ports
make index

This will Take Several Minutes to you need some Patience here…

 

After to Find Packages:

make search name=""

 

Here below there is a Shot of the Search Results produced by a make Search Run.

 

Search Packages FreeBSD 9

 

How you can Perceive the Searching Result Output is Very Valuables because Describe also All Package’s Dependencies.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,