25mb vs 300mb ports

Peter Leftwich Hostmaster at Video2Video.Com
Fri Apr 23 14:33:48 PDT 2004

I gave the FreeBSD online Handbook a good read (of several chapters
that walked the reader through sysinstall)...  One of the prompts
said to have 300mb or more of space for the ports.

At the FreeBSD.Org ports website, however, it says the total size of
the tarball (tar/gzip) is 25mb.  Is this a matter of compressed
versus uncompressed?  Why the discrepancy?

By the way, thank you to the many erudite and friendly faces who
responded to my lament -- I am happy to see a lot of devices now
supported under 5.2.1!!

Peter Leftwich, President & Founder
Video2Video Services
Box 13692, La Jolla, CA, 92039, USA

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