Compile Kernel Question

Robert Slade bsd at
Mon Oct 31 14:13:58 PST 2005

On Mon, 2005-10-31 at 21:35, Lonnie Cumberland wrote:
> Greetings All,
> I am new to FreeBSD but have a lot of Linux experience so I think that 
> the migration should not be too difficult.
> The reason that I am investigating FreeBSD is because I hear that it 
> performs GREAT under heavy loads and many larger ISP are using it 
> without fail. In my experience, Linux, although a great OS, seems to bog 
> down under heavy loading. I could be wrong though and it could have just 
> been to misconfiguration on my part.
> Well, I have a base installation of FreeBSD 4.11 which is needed for a 
> particular project but now need to compile the kernel to support QUOTA's.
> My question is how do I install the sources over the web so that I can 
> compile the kernel to support quotas?
> The FreeBSD docs tell a little, but mostly assume that you have the 
> sources already on the system to compile which I do not have and need to 
> download them.
> If some one could please give me a little guidance then I would greatly 
> appreciate it.
> Thanks in advance,
> Lonnie

It's is the handbook see

It tell you how to install the source at the beginning.


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