How to use DragonFly BSD Ports (dports)

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

# 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.
dflybsd#

Install DialogPorts

# 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
apache22-worker-mpm-2.2.26     Version 2.2.x of Apache web server with worker MPM.
apr-1.4.8.1.5.3                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
db48-4.8.30.0                  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-1.8.4.1                    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-2.8.7.2,1                 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
dflybsd#

Impressive.