FreeBSD Port/Distribution Installation

Sukhbinder Singh sukhbinders at
Thu Apr 3 01:39:54 PST 2003


       I installed the /bin distribution from my harddisk at the very first
time when I installed freebsd. I chose the installed via dos partition
method and the installation program automatically found the /bin directory
in my dos partition and installed this bin distribution. Now my question is
how can I install other distribution like the /crypto distribution or the
/games distribution / port which I do have them downloaded already from the
FreeBsd ftp site in my dos partitition side of my hard disk. any help will
be helpful.



----- Original Message -----
From: David Banning <david at>
To: Sukhbinder Singh <sukhbinders at>
Cc: David Banning <david at>; E. J. Cerejo
<ej.cerejo at>; <freebsd-questions at>;
<jfm at>
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: FreeBSD Port/Distribution Installation

> >           My question was how can one install more distribution from the
> >    root directory when the first initial installation was only the
> >    required \bin distribution. if now I want to install the games port
> >    distribution how can I install it. Firstly, I do not have this games
> >    port downloaded into my FreeBSD partition yet. I need to do this. How
> >    can I download the FreeBSD games port/distribution or the crypto
> >    port/distrbution which is in my dos partition (hard disk) from being
> >    logged in the root directory in FreeBSD. Can one explain this please.
> >    Because I do not have this distributions in my FreeBSD partitions
> >    I need to copy them or download them from my harddisk in the dos
> >    partition or from windows '95 that I am using.
> How did you get the /bin distribution installed? via cdrom?
> Does this FreeBSD box have an internet connection, and if so, is it
> dialup or high-speed?

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