No System sources?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Dec 17 04:03:38 UTC 2013

Polytropon <freebsd at> writes:

>> 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 (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.

Yet another choice: freebsd-update(8) can get sources.

And there's probably no need to FTP the sources; 
if they're on the CD it no big deal to extract them 
from there by hand (no need for the install program).

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