Adding Packages and Ports

Krikket krikket at
Mon Feb 2 00:34:41 PST 2004

I'm going to hold off on replying for a day, while I give this stuff a
shot, but this part does raise a question for me...

On Mon, 2 Feb 2004, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Those packages are what goes onto the FTP sites, and a
> sample of the most popular ones go into the install CDs -- there's
> *far* too much stuff to fit all of it onto a 4 CD distribution set.

I got my copy of FreeBSD by downloading the isos.  CD 1 & 2 and "mini".
That's all that was available.

CD #1 was the only CD that was ever asked for by the system.

Where do the other CD's come into play?

What's the difference between the isos and the 4 cd set?  (Aside from the
number of CDs...)  I haven't seen anything that directly answers this.
I'm more than willing to support the BSD project, assuming the OS meets my
needs (and so far it looks like it probably will)  I was just planning on
starting with the BSD stuffie.  8^)  And the BSD books...


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