installing with "packages-4-stable"

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sat Apr 3 13:45:12 PST 2004

Mickael Suzenne <m.suzenne at> writes:

> I'm currently installing a new server from scratch with the 4.9-RELEASE
> However, I would rather have to install the base system from the CDROM and
> all the rest from FTP.
> Ok, this would work very well (It's my 20th server I install by this way
> :-), fine), but I would rather pick the packages from the "package-4-stable"
> repository. Ok, that's right if I do "pkg_add -r
>" I will have
> the right package and all its dependancies fetched from the right place. But
> what if I (or an another sysadmin) do the install from sysinstall ? It would
> fetch from 4.9-RELEASE !
> Is there any solution for this ?

Do the base system first, then run sysinstall, go to the options
screen and set the "release name" to "4.9-STABLE".

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