freebsd custom distribution

Vincent Hoffman vince at
Wed Aug 13 09:14:33 UTC 2008

Matias Surdi wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm starting a new project where I would like to distribute the 
> software as a distribution, something as pfSense guys do (but mine is 
> not targeted to be a firewall).
> It would be very appreciated any pointer to some documentation or 
> starting point for creating such a custom distro, for example, if I 
> have a freeBSD 7 installation where I added some packages plus a 
> custom application: How could I create a iso? a liveCD?
Never tried it myself but..
Start by reading the handbook and developers handbook as guidelines. 
Also see things like the contents of /usr/src/tools/tools/nanobsd and 
/usr/src/release/* as well as ports like sysutils/freesbie and 
sysutils/livecd. may 
also be useful.


> Thanks a lot.
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