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 What To Do When Things Go Wrong

"Using the FreeBSD ports collection is generally an exercise in knowing what command to type and when. Again, trained monkey work. The secret to using the ports collection well is knowing what to do when the output of the ports collection isn't exactly what you expected. While the general design and implementation of the ports collection helps to minimize the risk of errors, the involvement of humans, magnetic media, long distances, solar radiation, and pure, dumb luck all conspire to assure that mistakes and errors will occasionally be made by both people and processes."
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 (Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 30, 2004 )

  


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