Getting assistant to install 4.4BSD-Lite2 as software package

Mark Linimon linimon at
Tue Sep 27 07:13:33 PDT 2005

On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 04:55:08AM -0700, shafi kamal wrote:
> Installation of 4.4FreeBSD v 5.4 completed.

There is no such item.

"4.4BSD" is a historical artifact.  FreeBSD 5.4 is a current release of an
operating system that, while owing historical roots to 4.4BSD, is complete
by itself.  There is no such thing as "4.4FreeBSD".  What you have installed
is "FreeBSD 5.4".

> I am trying to set up i.e install 4.4BSD-Lite2 distribution as a software
> package in my FreeBSD system.

This is completely meaningless.  You do not need anything from the
historical 4.4BSD distribution to run FreeBSD, nor will you have any
success if you try to do so.

Please see the FreeBSD Handbook (the 'Handbook' link from the front page
of the web site) to learn more about what parts actually come with FreeBSD
and how to add additional software to it from our packages collection.


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