A question about dwnloading Ports

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Jun 17 16:00:36 GMT 2005

On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 03:42:13PM +0200, Arek Czereszewski wrote:
> U??ytkownik ?????? napisa??:
> >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.
> >
> If you want for example install mc
> # cd /usr/ports/misc/mc
> # make fetch-recursive
> ===> Fetching all distfiles for mc-4.6.0_15 and dependencies
> ....
> And you have mc with  dependencies.
> All downloaded files you have in:
> /usr/ports/distfiles/

Since bandwidth is a concern you probably want to download the
packages instead of source files, which will often be larger.

You really don't want to download the full set of sources for the
ports collection, which is larger than 20 GB.

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