4.8-Release disk3 and disk4

ian j hart ianjhart at ntlworld.com
Fri Apr 11 12:03:24 PDT 2003

On Friday 11 April 2003 9:45 am, Wes Peters wrote:
> On Monday 07 April 2003 14:17, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> > FreeBSD is no longer
> > closely linked to any CD vendor and the Project has decided that the
> > effort involved in integrating the ports collection into the -RELEASE
> > CDs can be better utilised elsewhere.
> The funny part is, I never saw any discussion of this topic anywhere, and
> I would assume if such a discussion happened I probably would've been a
> part of it.  Can you point me to where "the Project" made this decision?

This didn't make it to the handbook either.

2.13.1 Creating an installation CDROM

As part of each release, the FreeBSD project makes available five CDROM images 
(``ISO images''). These images can be written (``burned'') to CDs if you have 
a CD writer, and then used to install FreeBSD. If you have a CD writer, and 
bandwidth is cheap, then this is the easiest way to install FreeBSD.

What exactly is "the effort involved". The packages are already built, right?

ian j hart

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