How to build FreeBSD entirely from sources?
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Tue Jan 27 08:33:18 PST 2004
> On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 15:19:33 +0200
> Ion-Mihai Tetcu <itetcu at apropo.ro> wrote:
> > On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 07:48:42 +0100 (CET)
> > "Geert Hendrickx" <geert.hendrickx at ua.ac.be> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > "FreeBSD from Scratch" describes a method for REbuilding a FreeBSD system
> > > entirely from sources, starting from an existing FreeBSD system.
> > >
> > > But I want to build a new FreeBSD system on a machine currently NOT
> > > running FreeBSD. How can I do this?
> > I believe you can boot from the second (Live) CD, fdisk, label, newfs,
> > mount partitions, extract the sources, cvsup and start building. I
> > didn't try it, but it should work.
> > I don't see why would you do that,
> > but ...
> I mean why not install first a minimal distribution set with the sources
> and do the hole thing from hdd.
The source is much larger than the installation of the running system.
A minimal distribution is a running system. FreeBSD is organized a little
differently from LINUX. CHeck it out a little bit and maybe you will see
the efficiency of the way it is done.
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