Newbie Question: Package Installation Using Ports
comp.unix.bsd.freebsd is not widely propagated, so you won't
necessarily get much help here.
See http://www.freebsd.org/support.html for better ideas...
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Not necessarily, but (a) you'll have to override the checksum step
(with NO_CHECKSUM), (b) you won't have the checksum protection against
corruption (intentional or otherwise), and (c) the port may not work.
You should be able to get the exact files you need. See the
"fetch-list" target under "man ports".