4-CD set

Chris racerx at makeworld.com
Fri Jun 27 16:49:27 PDT 2003

On Friday 27 June 2003 05:57 pm, Robert Storey wrote:
> I've noticed that the FreeBSD 4-CD set is now available for 5.1-RELEASE
> from FreeBSDmall.com for $40. I'm willing to order it and support the
> cause, but nowhere have I been able to find out just what is on the
> additional two CDs. Is it the ports collection, or source code, or
> something else? If anyone has previously purchased a 4-CD set, I'd be
> interested to hear what advantage it offers over the downloadable 2-CD
> set.

It is the ports collection. The advantage is simply this - when you 
/stand/sysinstall and want to add more ports etc, it reads off of the last 2 
CD's and installes them - opposed to the cd /usr/ports/(somedir) make install 
which downloads them off the net.

well worth the investment if bandwith is an issue

> TIA,
> Robert
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