Installation on private network
wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Tue Jul 4 17:49:33 UTC 2006
"Raymond Owens" <owensr at comcast.net> wrote:
> I have a freebsd system which is on a private network, there is no path
> to the internet. I am looking for methods to update the system to a new
> version level under these situations. Is there someway to synchronize the
> sources by burning a CD, without being able to employ CVSsup or similar?
> I see how to bring ports over manually and how to do simple kernal option
> changes, my question is in regard to going from O/S version 6.0 to 6.1
> or 6.1 to 6.1 stable . Thanks.
You have a number of choices:
1) You can burn your own distro CD and upgrade. There are a number of
HOWTOs floating around the internet, and it seems as if the process
is getting simpler with each new release.
2) You could burn a copy of the /usr/src that matches the version you
want to upgrade to and then copy it from CD to the local machine and
do the make build|install process.
3) We run our own cvsup server at the office. Many servers do not have
a path to the Internet, but they can access our local cvsup server to
do updates. The cvsup server (obviously) needs access to the
Internet. The cvsup-mirror port makes this particularly easy to set
Hope this helps.
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