Install from CVS?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue Jan 16 00:57:29 UTC 2007

On Jan 15, 2007, at 4:11 PM, Jay Chandler wrote:
> Is it possible to install (instead of upgrading) FreeBSD from my  
> local CVS repository?  Looking to find a good way to automate  
> installations, and figured I'd start there.

Sure, it's possible.  You'd have to build a working system from the  
sources on a FreeBSD system, and then install them to the target disk  
somehow (perhaps temporarily install the drive in the working FreeBSD  
system long enough to do the install).

In practice, people normally install from a CD image they've burned,  
and perform source-based updates after that.


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