local copy of handbook

Fbsd1 fbsd1 at a1poweruser.com
Mon Dec 29 04:56:42 UTC 2008

Masoom Shaikh wrote:
> hello list,
> in my previous FBSD installations i always had a local copy of handbook
> never bothered how it got there, until now. i lost my installation due to
> some good ups. reinstalled minimal 7.0 and build installed kernel & world
> uname -a
> FreeBSD raptor 7.1-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE #0: Wed Dec 17 13:27:42
> UTC 2008     root@:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/ARGON18  amd64
> now i cannot see local copy of handbook, i had look at FreeBSD Documentation
> Primer
> but that seems overkill and geared towards contributing documentation
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/fdp-primer/
> also I cud use tarballs from FTP, but is there easy way to install them ?
> also csup didn't help here is my csup file
> *default tag=RELENG_7
> *default host=ftp2.tw.freebsd.org
> *default prefix=/usr
> *default base=/var/db
> *default release=cvs delete use-rel-suffix compress
> src-all
> doc-all
> csup updates the source each time, but now i am not sure about doc!!
> hints and help ?
> Masoom Shaikh

Minimal install does not include the handbook.
Thats why its called a minimal install.

Normal install you get handbook.

The following link to the handbook's first page tell you where to ftp 
your copy from.


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