Install from CVS?

Jay Chandler chandler at
Tue Jan 16 04:22:44 UTC 2007

Chuck Swiger wrote:
> 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.
> ---Chuck
Crikey, that'd be a pain in the arse.

Gotcha, install from ISO...

Jay Chandler
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