4-CD set

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Jun 27 17:47:06 PDT 2003

On Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 06:48:39PM -0500, Chris wrote:
> 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 
> clean 
> which downloads them off the net.

The ports collection is on disc 1.  The extra discs are:

A live filesystem CD that can be booted and used for repair purposes,
Two CDs of commonly-used packages.

The entire package collection takes up about 6 GB (for i386 5.1),
which would take about 9 CDs to ship in its entirety.

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