"Distributions" are missing from home burnt CD

Ryan Coleman editor at d3photography.com
Tue Aug 2 02:53:00 UTC 2011

Distributions, by nature, shouldn't be on the disc... they are outdated the moment they are made into an ISO.

run these commands:

These are written assuming you are in as root.

# ftp ftp://ftp3.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/ports/ports.tar.gz
This is a 50MB file. It will take some time. I have found ftp3.freebsd.org to be the fastest server in the US.
# mkdir /usr/ports
# chown root:wheel /usr/ports
# tar -xzf ./ports.tar.gz  -C /usr/ports/

Capital C is required there... it will shift you to the folder you need.
You can now build your programs as you need to. 

This is also the most current version of the ports since you are getting it straight off the server.


On Aug 1, 2011, at 9:02 PM, Grant Walter wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I burned a CD of the LiveFS image and my installation failed. I then tried installing from the Disk 1 image and the install succeeded. 
> My problem is that there are no "Ditstributions" on the disk. I don't even have bash now. :(
> I have searched all over but cannot find a file that contains the distributions.
> Thanks for the help!!!
> -Grant_______________________________________________
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