Why not a DVD iso version too?

Joshua Isom jrisom at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 21:27:31 UTC 2008

On Mar 16, 2008, at 3:02 PM, Mel wrote:

> On Sunday ١٦ March ٢٠٠٨ ٢١:٠٣:٢٧ Incoming Mail List wrote:
>> I think I can answer this one.  Perhaps, not enough disk space?  See,
>> the "Where is packages-٦.٢-release" for more context.  You know, disk
>> space isn't infinite...uh-huh.
> Easy to bitch, ain't it?
> Make an iso-dvd then and provide the space and bandwidth.
> I hope they never release a DVD officially, cause it'll mean that ٨٠% 
> of
> what's downloaded then will never ever be used, yet it does use up the
> bandwidth on every new release. Stick to windows if you believe that's 
> a
> proper use of resources.

Well, since the OP just wants a DVD version, and not specifically a 
version that's too big to fit on a CD, why not just create a DVD iso 
that contains just enough to install?

Personally, I wonder why there isn't a ISO image that'll install 
FreeBSD somewhat in a Gentoo concept, format the disk(s), download the 
source, csup and install from the source(good for someone wanting to 
follow -STABLE instead of -RELEASE), install and csup the ports tree, 
and good to go.

Anyway, odds are the OP wants to try out PCBSD instead of FreeBSD.  I 
don't see much purpose in home use live cd's if you don't want a 
desktop environment.

> -- 
> Mel
> Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
>     and never get to the software part.
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