Getting Source Code after Installing the Software

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Fri Jun 16 20:39:44 UTC 2006

"Mayo, Richard A RDECOM CERDEC STCD SRI" <Richard.Mayo at>

> I installed FreeBSD on a couple of computers without installing any source code.  Now (naturally), I want to get a hold of the kernel source so I can re-compile and enable support for PIM and Multicast Routing.
> However, I can't figure how to get the source off my CDs.  I downloaded the ISO's for Disk 1 and Disk 2 of FreeBSD 6.1--RELEASE.
> Can anybody tell me where I can find the source code on these disks so I don't have to run a re-installation just to get it??

You can run sysinstall without doing an install.
If you really want to extract the source directly with tar, it's been
explained on this list a number of times over the years.

Or get more up-to-date sources by cvsup, as someone else suggested.

Shall we go on?  There are more possibilities, albeit less generally

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