FreeBSD 6.2 Installation Problems
punosevac at math.arizona.edu
Fri Sep 7 01:17:16 PDT 2007
You have to select them individually that is way you are getting output
That is not the way "properly" install FreeBSD.
Do the installation by selecting just a base system with the source
but WITHOUT X.
Decline port tree and any packages except cvsup-without gui
Then cvsup system and rebuild the word using the stable branch of 6.2 or
whatever you want to run 7.0 current.
Then portsnap port tree.
Only then you should start installing packages using ports to compile
them not binaries.
The first one to be install should be XOrg 7.2 then window manager of a
Desktop environment of your choice and then you need
to configure everything. It will take you at least couple hours to do
all of above and see any GUI let alone KDE or Gnome. For that it will
take you probably two days depends on the speed of the internet and you
If previous advices sounds too complicated or even idiotic maybe you
should play with PC-BSD for a week or so to get some basic ideas about
philosophy of FreeBSD before you get the real thing. Reading the
Handbook would help too and is not just recommended but mandatory!
PC-BSD has a graphical installer. You answer 6 questions and within 10
minutes you will have KDE GUI with Beryl as a default window
manager and most common applications that you would expect on the
Desktop. And you even do not need to do any configuration
it is done for you.
G. Yager wrote:
> I'm trying to install release 6.2 (i386 ) of FreeBSD from
> ISO disks I've downloaded from the main site. After installing the main
> operating system, I have a problem when trying to install PACKAGES. When I
> select ALL PACKAGES, verify that all of the individual packages have a check
> mark, and select INSTALL, I get the following error message: "No packages
> have been selected for extraction", with 100% below this message in the
> dialog box, and then the O.K. button below. I'm just about ready to scrap
> the whole project, because apparently I can't get all of the components
> installed to make X or KDE work correctly. Please help!
> Thank You,
> G. Yager
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