Newbie question about ports.
Andrew L. Gould
algould at datawok.com
Fri Jun 24 18:39:56 GMT 2005
On Friday 24 June 2005 01:01 pm, Sam Ip wrote:
> I'm trying out FreeBSD for the first time for use at work. However,
> there is a corporate firewall and hence ftp traffic doesn't get
> through. I can access http sites. So if a selling point of FreeBSD
> is its ports collection
> 1. Can you do a CVSup to update your ports via http?
> 2. Can you install ports via http?
Welcome to FreeBSD! I hope it's a good experience; but be warned that
it may be addictive.
I **think** the answer to both questions is "no" since the files you
need are on ftp servers.
One (fairly expensive) option for you is to order a DVD of binary
packages for the release that you installed. The 2 sources of FreeBSD
DVD's that I'm aware of are www.freebsdmall.com and bsdmall.com.
Best of luck,
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