Installation of FreeBSD 8.0-Current-2009-amd64-dvd
kientzle at freebsd.org
Sat May 9 02:28:24 UTC 2009
Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote:
> A few days ago I have downloaded and installed 8.-Current-2009-05-amd64-dvd
> on ...
> (1) I tried to use X but X was completely missing .
> (2) Trying to add X with pkg_add did not worked...
> (3) I did not understand what can I do with that release...
FreeBSD-CURRENT is for people who are helping to develop
FreeBSD itself. In order to use -CURRENT, you
need to be able to build software without using
packages. Because -CURRENT is in development,
pre-built packages are not available (they would break
very quickly as the system changes). Remember
that X is just another set of packages.
You can build and install X from ports:
$ cd /usr/ports/x11-servers/xorg-server
$ make install
Is there a particular reason you wanted to run
FreeBSD-CURRENT? It sounds like you might be
happier using the latest -STABLE release, which
is FreeBSD 7.2.
More information about the freebsd-current