Why not a DVD iso version too?

Thomas Sparrevohn Thomas.Sparrevohn at btinternet.com
Sun Mar 16 22:03:34 UTC 2008

On Sunday 16 March 2008 21:29:29 Joshua Isom wrote:
> 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.

Sorry - FreeBSD is - you have been able to install FreeBSD from the 
mini dist  (I and floppies used to work) for a long long time.

Personally I would like to have the option of a DVD - but
that is mainly because I would like it as a backup of /usr/local 

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