install kde from CD?
kstewart at owt.com
Fri Jul 22 08:36:44 GMT 2005
On Thursday 21 July 2005 09:12 pm, Efren Bravo wrote:
> > You need an iso of the OS that you can burn onto a CD or DVD. Then,
> > you can use it to install everything.
> > The ISOs are in ftp://ftp2.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ISO-IMAGES-i386.
> > The 5.4 disc-1 iso is 537 MB and downloading that in cu-land can
> > take awhile.
> I've downloaded the two ISO CDs and I admit you, it was quite
I remember downloading an iso via 54kb modem. My ISP would kick me off
every 8 hours and I would have to resume the download. I think it took
40 hours of connect time and most of a week to get a good copy.
> >A CD via DHL may be a lot faster :). The port tarbal will also
> > be on the iso.
> Yes your are right but DHL's policy doesn't able to us to use other
> OS unless HP-UX OS, but this OS only works in HP Servers...
> Well, my interest is learn unix. The first time I tried to install
> KDE from CD I got only errors...
The ISO CDs will have packages on them. A package is a pre-built binary
that you can install. As soon as they release a version, there is a
flurry of updates and new versions are added to the port system. So,
the iso is always out of date but it is still the best starting point.
Once you get it installed, there are versions of the Handbook in many
languages on /usr/doc. It has sections on maintaining your system.
After a few mistakes, the docs will start to make sense. FreeBSD may
not be the easiest Unix like OS to learn, but I don't have problems
with FreeBSD's QA structure like I do with the Linuxes.
If you have problems with KDE again, you can ask on the kde-list. The
list setup is at
You can also send emails to kde-freebsd at freebsd.kde.org and people
should include you in their responses.
The KDE people have a site at http://www.fruitsalad.org/. They have a
system that they use to maintain copies of all of the current packages
but it times out and must not be back up yet. If they have other
mirrors, I don't know where they are. I maintain KDE from source and
rarely use the packages.
> I'll try again from CDs...
> Thanks a lot...
> Efren Bravo
> Sistemas DHL, Cuba
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kent Stewart <kstewart at owt.com>
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Cc: Efren Bravo <efrenba at dhl.co.cu>
> Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 16:11:52 -0700
> Subject: Re: install kde from CD?
> > On Thursday 21 July 2005 02:28 pm, Efren Bravo wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Currently I have installed the kde from the ftp site.
> > >
> > > But I want to install it from a cd. I have been seeing into
> > > ftp://ftp2.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/ports/ and there are
> > > only one file. If I download this file and burn it into a cd, can
> > > I install the kde.
> > That is just a tarbal of the port tree. You need it to update the
> > ports or check for the current version but it isn't the packages or
> > source. You need them to do a real install.
> > > Remember these are my first steps in freeBSD.
> > There is also an español list at
> > https://listas.es.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo
> > Kent
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > >
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