A question about dwnloading Ports

Greg Barniskis nalists at scls.lib.wi.us
Fri Jun 17 12:42:11 GMT 2005

子耗 wrote:
> I am a new user to Freebsd. I do not have a high speed connection, so
> I could not install softwares from ports directly. It takes me a lot
> of time. I wonder how to download the whole ports, so that I could
> download it in Net Cafe, and save it to my moible harddisk and then, I
> could install softwares after I get home. It is of no use to download
> the ports trees only. I need to download all the source codes the
> first time, and I could use cvs system to update it.

I don't think you will be able to update ports source code with CVS, 
only the core FreeBSD sources. Someone may have a recipe for mass 
downloading the ports distfiles, but I've never thought about doing 
that so I can't comment.

You might consider buying the CD or DVD release sets from 
freebsdmall.com. They come with many additional ports packages.

Greg Barniskis, Computer Systems Integrator
South Central Library System (SCLS)
Library Interchange Network (LINK)
<gregb at scls.lib.wi.us>, (608) 266-6348

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