pkg_add on dialup: resume?

Douglas A. Tutty dtutty at
Sun Aug 8 01:20:02 UTC 2010


I'm transitioning to FreeBSD on my box for several reasons.

However, I'm on dialup.  pkg_add doesn't seem to be able to resume since
I can't use the phone line (or the computer) long enough to install
packages all in one go.  

Is there a solution to this?


update-freebsd (binary updates) also don't seem to resume.


I understand that if I go with building from source (both for security
updates and for third-party apps) the there is a resume function with
that.  True?  I was hoping to avoid the build-time, and I think it takes
longer to download source than binary.




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