Best way to build a "new" AMD64 current

Oliver Fromme olli at
Thu Jun 14 15:20:03 UTC 2007

Walter Vaughan wrote:
 > What is the best policy to build a new current? I'll erase and start anew.

You mean a "virgin" install from scratch, as if the disk
was new and empty?  In that case I would download a recent
7-current snapshot ISO, install it and update from there
with cvsup or csup.

The June snapshots have been created and posted to the FTP
servers just a few days ago.  They're on
and probably on some of the mirrors (but not on all of
them).  The directory is /pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/200706.

 > 1)Using a FreeBSD AMD64 6.2 boot only CD, and doing a minumal install.

Yes, you can do that if you have a 6.2 CD at hand.
However, I would prefer to start with a fresh 7-current
snapshot instead, as explained above.

 > 2)Then installing pkg_add -r cvsup and getting the /usr/src w/ current

You can also use csup instead of cvsup.  csup is in the
base system, so it doesn't require installing a port.

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