Installation dvd

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Wed Jun 24 04:10:54 UTC 2015

On 06/23/15 23:09, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:52:22 -0700, Jesse Gooch wrote:
>> Actually I think the DVD may contain some software. It's the CD that
>> only contains base. Sorry for the bad info.
> The installation CD just contains a very narrow set of additional
> applications. It's basically the OS parts and assorted software.
> The main purpose of this media is to get the OS running, setup
> network connection, and start installing via Internet.
> The DVD contains more software as precompiled packages, to be
> installed with pkg. Of course that software has the versions
> that have been "freezed" prior to RELEASE. If you need something

"frozen" (sorry, couldn't resist :-) )

> more recent, having Internet directly available for updates (or
> at least a machine to fetch binary packages for further transfer
> and installation) is recommended. The distfiles (sources for the
> ports collection) are usually fetched from Internet as well, so
> if you're going to build from source, Internet is what you need.
> If that is _not_ an option, just mount the installation DVD and
> use pkg to install the software you need by pointing at the correct
> package location.


	William A. Mahaffey III


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