FreeBSD Distribution installations

David Banning david at
Tue Apr 1 23:14:47 PST 2003

On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 01:06:26PM +0800, Sukhbinder Singh wrote:
> Hello,
>      Can anyone explain, how can I install more distribution into a running freebsd from the root directory. for example if my initial freebsd installation was only customed to install the bin (required) distribution only, how can I install other distributions like the games distribution, the man distribution, the crypto distribution and etc. 

If you are using CD roms for the install, just go to fireup 
/stand/sysinstall and follow the menus. I would suggest the ports system.
Check it
You can also ftp to and go to /pub/FreeBSD/ports/packages
and download the compiled packages, and install them with pkg_add.

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