Local package mirror

Subhro subhro.kar at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 08:09:15 UTC 2008


I am trying to get a Network install working on my local network. I
have been able to successfully create a NFS export of the installation
disk and perform a install from there. The target machines boot over
PXE and fetch "stuff" from the NFS.

However I am unable to figure out how to get the packages working. I
have a list of about 180 packages which needs to be installed. But I
am unable to figure out how to go about it. I would like to use
precompiled packages, but the CD do not contain the packages I am
looking for. One of the option is to mirror the whole package
directory from the freebsd mirrors, but that story involves a lot of
data transfer and bandwidth. Is there something obvious I am missing?

Any help would be highly appreciated.


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