Adding Packages and Ports

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Mon Feb 2 12:43:34 PST 2004

On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 03:34:33AM -0500, Krikket wrote:
> 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...

The isos on the FreeBSD site are what's distributed as disks 1 and 2
of the 4 CD set.  You only get the other two CDs (which contain
various selected packages) if you buy a set from FreeBSDMall or Deamon
News' bsdmall.



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