Download ports from another machine
kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Jul 25 20:44:24 GMT 2005
On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 09:00:45PM +0200, Emil Khatib wrote:
> On 24 Jul 2005 12:46:08 -0400, Lowell Gilbert
> <freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org> wrote:
> > Don't top-post, please.
> > Emil Khatib <fenomenoxp2 at gmail.com> writes:
> > > Well, I just had an idea, as make fetch-recursive-list is unusable in
> > > windows (unless I make a script or program to read it or I download
> > > manually each of the packages), I would like to be able to boot a
> > > FreeBSD system installed on removable media. I have a removable HD but
> > > I can't boot from it... Is there anyway I could boot the system from a
> > > floppy using a partition in the removable drive as root?
> > Yes, that should be no problem; just break to the loader(8) prompt and
> > tell it what to use for the root and kernel.
> > But I really don't understand the problem; you should be able to take
> > the *output* of fetch-recursive-list to another system quite easily.
> > Use a floppy to hold the text, if you want...
> well the problem is that what I want is an automated download (I mean,
> I don't want to download packages one by one). As far as I've seen the
> output of fetch-recursive-list gives me no possibility to do an
> automatic download. Anyway I'll tro out the loader prompt. Thanks for
> you help!
Look into FreeSBIE, which is a bootable CD image distribution of
FreeBSD. You can boot this on another machine, mount the hard drive
and fetch your ports there.
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