No System sources?
freebsd at edvax.de
Mon Dec 16 19:21:35 UTC 2013
On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:57:46 -0000, g8kbvdave at googlemail.com wrote:
> I'm currently stuck, trying to get them, so I can enable PPS support in
> the kernel. The old "sysinstall" seems broken, in as much as it cant
> seem to download anything from anywhere.
The sysinstall program isn't significant anymore. :-)
> Where as, the newer "bsdinstall" program, want's to reformat the hard
> drive and start over each time!
> How do I get the system sources downloaded in a usable form, so I can
> enable pps support in the kernel and use that. Or, do I have to trash the
> system and start over(again?)
You can easily use ftp to download the sources for -RELEASE
from ftp.freebsd.org (select architecture and version according
to what you have installed). It's a .txz compressed archive
which you can extract into /usr/src.
You could also install svn (Subversion) and use that to
obtain the sources. This is what csup (CVS) has been used
in the past.
> I can understand that with third party
> sites, but not the main FreeBSD handbook or other pages.
The documentation is now maintained as a port.
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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