FreeBSD. Should I buy or download?
Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.
kdk at daleco.biz
Sun Dec 21 21:02:39 PST 2003
daniel at electroteque.org wrote:
>> Is it best to buy a boxed FreeBSD?
>>or download it?
>Depends on your bandwidth, i stuffed the install a few times, so
>downloading the ports collection a few times was really painful.
A smart thing to do (low b/w) is skip ports via sysinstall.
Perhaps even skip src via sysinstall. Get a minimal install
going, use sysinstall "post config" to add the cvsup-without-gui
*package*, then let it grab src and ports for you. Once you've got
src, you can do the buildworld/kernel stuff and get a complete system.
Took me two years to get around to thinking of it --- I'm sure
others had thought of it long before, and I'd just never read about it.
Made life easier last time I did a box via modem instead of
broadband...cvsup can pick up where it left off most of the
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