"Distributions" are missing from home burnt CD

Ryan Coleman editor at d3photography.com
Tue Aug 2 03:18:26 UTC 2011

Is portsnap installed? I was going with the effed up installer route. :)

This works - I tried it when I wrote up the directions.

On Aug 1, 2011, at 10:14 PM, Robert Simmons wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 10:37 PM, Ryan Coleman <editor at d3photography.com> wrote:
>> 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 they are outdated the moment they are made into an ISO.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.
>> /usr/ports/shells/bash*
>> This is also the most current version of the ports since you are getting it straight off the server.
> Unless I'm missing something completely, portsnap makes sure that you
> always have the latest ports, and it verifies the integrity of the
> files that it transfers using a secure key.  Your method has no such
> check, so I would say you shouldn't do it that way or recommend that
> method to others.
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