Bootstap pkg from dvd

Jason C. Wells jasoncwells at
Wed Sep 24 18:59:46 UTC 2014

   Thanks Rick. That got me started. I ended up copying the pkg tarball to
   a temporary location to avoid the readonly pitfall. That let me get pkg
   and all it's manpages installed. Once I had that I was able to proceed.

   Pkg has s bit of a learning curve.


   On Sep 24, 2014 2:29 AM, Rick Miller <vmiller at> wrote:

   On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 5:47 PM, Jason C. Wells
   <[1]jasoncwells at> wrote:

     How can I bootstrap pkg from the package file that exists on my dvd?
     I don't have network access.
     I assumed I could simply execute:
     # pkg bootstrap -f /cdrom/.../pkg-1.2.7.txz
     But the bootstrapper tries to get the file off the network.

   It does, indeed, try to get it off the network. Â /etc/pkg/FreeBSD.conf
   is the culprit here.
   Edit the repo config to use a local repo via file:///blah/ though you
   may experience challenges getting it to work properly due to the ISO's
   read-only nature.
   Not sure what your use case is, but for me, this was one of several
   challenges I encountered that steered me to using a disk image
   (customized mfsBSD) to perform automated, non-interactive network


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