>i picked up ucd-snmp 3.1 from the packages collection.
>it looks as if it has man pages & binaries ...
>now, where can i get the SOURCE for it, ie,
>the source that WILL compile ! ???
>the source is not in the ports collection, and didn't
>appear to be in the src collection ...
If you download the ucd-smp port directory into /usr/ports and type
'make', it should pull down the source for you automatically. The
source is (intentionally) not provided with the port - see the section
in the Handbook for an explanation of how the ports collection works.
Quote:>also, does a minimum install (gcc does exist) allow
>me to compile the source if i get it ?
It depends. If it's an X application, you'll obviously need to have the
X distribution installed. If it relies on another port (eg it requires
GNU make), the ports mechanism should spot that and install the necessary
But in general, yes, the basic system should be enough to compile and
install almost anything that runs on FreeBSD.
James Raynard, Edinburgh, Scotland