should bsdinstall work?

Daniel Dowse freebsd-ml at
Wed May 5 14:37:22 UTC 2021

On Tue, 4 May 2021 20:22:35 +0100
tech-lists <tech-lists at> wrote:

> "error while fetching file://usr/freebsd-dist/MANIFEST : No such file or
> directory"

Hello J.

you can try to run bsdinstall with script option. 
Create a file name it e.g rpi.bsdinstall and put

export DISTRIBUTIONS="kernel.txz base.txz"

bsdinstall zfsboot

inside. Then run

bsdinstall script rpi.bsdinstall 

and follow the dialog. 

This to be said, i haven't used it with ZFS but with UFS to create VM Images
(amd64) successfully this way.


Daniel Dowse <freebsd-ml at>

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