How to install software in DragonFly BSD? that question came into my mind after I successfully install version 3.6 on my VirtualBox. I know about pkg_add and ports on FreeBSD so I guess I need to know about how ports work on DragonFly BSD and install a software like Apache on this opportunity. In fact its not hard at all.
Create ports skeleton
This command will create dports directory
# cd /usr
# make dports-create-shallow
If problems occur you may have to rm -rf dports and try again.
git clone –depth=1 git://mirror-master.dragonflybsd.org/dports.git /usr/dports
Cloning into ‘/usr/dports’…
remote: Counting objects: 124398, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (117288/117288), done.
remote: Total 124398 (delta 5201), reused 94462 (delta 3286)
Receiving objects: 100% (124398/124398), 46.52 MiB | 98.00 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (5201/5201), done.
Checking connectivity… done
Checking out files: 100% (98096/98096), done.
# cd /usr/dports/ports-mgmt/dialog4ports && make install
Install Apache MPM Worker using Dport
# cd /usr/dports/www/apache22-worker-mpm && make install
Let the options as is and hit OK.
Other dependencies will be installed automatically.
In the middle of installation I got problem with gmake. Its refused to install due to dns problem. I used to overcome it with pkg_add -vr gmake and DragonFly BSD offer almost identical solution.
help2man-1.43.3_1 depends on executable: gmake – not found
===> Verifying install for gmake in /usr/dports/devel/gmake
===> Found saved configuration for gmake-3.82_1
===> gmake-3.82_1 depends on file: /usr/local/sbin/pkg – found
=> make-3.82.tar.bz2 doesn’t seem to exist in /usr/distfiles/.
=> Attempting to fetch http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/make/make-3.82.tar.bz2
The problem came from my side, internet connection is so slow that make the message appear. After connection restored and retry it everything fine now.
Checking Installed Package / Software
# pkg info
apr-126.96.36.199.5.3 Apache Portability Library
autoconf-2.69 Automatically configure source code on many Un*x platforms
autoconf-wrapper-20131203 Wrapper script for GNU autoconf
bind98-9.8.6 BIND DNS suite with updated DNSSEC and DNS64
ca_root_nss-3.15.2_1 The root certificate bundle from the Mozilla Project
cdrtools-3.00_2 CD/DVD/BluRay and ISO-9660 image creation and extraction tools
curl-7.33.0 Non-interactive tool to get files from FTP, GOPHER, HTTP(S) servers
cvsps-2.1_1 Create patchset information from CVS
db48-188.8.131.52 The Berkeley DB package, revision 4.8
dialog4ports-0.1.5_2 Console Interface to configure ports
expat-2.1.0 XML 1.0 parser written in C
gdbm-1.11 GNU database manager
gettext-0.18.3.1 GNU gettext package
git-184.108.40.206 Distributed source code management tool
gmake-3.82_1 GNU version of ‘make’ utility
help2man-1.43.3_1 Automatically generating simple manual pages from program output
isc-dhcp42-client-4.2.5 The ISC Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol client
isc-dhcp42-server-4.2.5 The ISC Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server
libtool-2.4.2_2 Generic shared library support script
libxml2-2.8.0_2 XML parser library for GNOME
lynx-220.127.116.11,1 Non-graphical, text-based World-Wide Web client
m4-1.4.17,1 GNU m4
p5-Locale-gettext-1.05_3 Message handling functions
pcre-8.33 Perl Compatible Regular Expressions library
perl5-5.16.3_6 Practical Extraction and Report Language
pkg-1.1.4_8 New generation package manager