Installation of FreeBSD 8.0-Current-2009-amd64-dvd

Tim Kientzle kientzle at
Sat May 9 02:28:24 UTC 2009

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote:
> A few days ago I have downloaded and installed 8.-Current-2009-05-amd64-dvd
> on ...
> (1) I tried to use X but X was completely missing .
> (2) Trying to add X with pkg_add did not worked...
> (3) I did not understand what can I do with that release...

FreeBSD-CURRENT is for people who are helping to develop
FreeBSD itself.  In order to use -CURRENT, you
need to be able to build software without using
packages.  Because -CURRENT is in development,
pre-built packages are not available (they would break
very quickly as the system changes).  Remember
that X is just another set of packages.

You can build and install X from ports:
   $ cd /usr/ports/x11-servers/xorg-server
   $ make
   $ make install

Is there a particular reason you wanted to run
FreeBSD-CURRENT?   It sounds like you might be
happier using the latest -STABLE release, which
is FreeBSD 7.2.


Tim Kientzle

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