nzp at riseup.net
Sat Mar 3 20:51:13 UTC 2012
On Sun, Mar 04, 2012 at 06:37:07AM +1030, David Walker wrote:
> So I installed amd64 9.0 tonight and decided against installing "ports".
> I'm at a point now where I'm thinking about adding it and I see sysinstall:
> Looks easy.
> For some unknown reason sysinstall spits the following:
> Warning: The disc currently in the drive is either not a FreeBSD
> disc or it is an older (pre 1.2.5) FreeBSD CD which does not have a
> version number on it. Do you wish to use this disc anyway?
It's probably because sysinstall doesn't understand the new distribution
format--everything is now in /usr/freebsd-dist/ neatly packed in single
archives, instead of the old way in /X.Y-RELENG_TAG/ with floppy-friendly
> Like any sane person who burned this CD a few hours previously on the
> same machine from within FreeBSD and then installed from it shortly
> afterwards I click "Yes" ...
> So that doesn't work.
> I wonder what would have happened if I had elected to install "ports"
> during the initial install ...
If you did it the normal way with bsdinstall then I guess everything
would install correctly. But anyway, you can use the other methods
mentioned in the handbook. Doing it with
# portsnap fetch extract
seems the most straight forward way to me.
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