Making a FreeBSD iso

Kövesdán Gábor gabor.kovesdan at
Mon May 16 02:43:38 PDT 2005

Yes, it seem to be easy if You download the whole CVS repo. In my case I 
don't want to do this since I only want to build a RELENG_5_4 system for 
productional use with optimized CFLAGS, and with some other customizing 
in make.conf. (e. g. I don't want to build named, I prefer installing it 
via ports collection, I don't want to build PPP-related stuffs since 
they are useless for me, etc.)
If You read through the Makefile in /usr/src/release (/usr/src is the 
directory where the RELENG_5_4 source is located), You can find that 
there is an EXTSRC knob for this purpose, but unfortunately it didn't 
work, the make complained about the missing CVS repo.
If somebody knows a solution for this trouble, please let me know. I'll 
provide the actual error message and the whole Makefile if neccessary.


Gábor Kövesdán

Tommi Lätti wrote:

> On 16 May 2005, at 15:24, Jack Raats wrote:
>> I want to make a FreeBSD ISO so I can install it on other machines.
>> I have a working FreeBSD machine with the latest kernel and binaries.
>> Is there a port or other utilities?
>> Where can I find info about this (URL's please)
> How about using Google at least once before posting questions?
> letsee... "making a freebsd iso" and then click  
> "I'm feeling lucky"
> *chichinng* It seems I was lucky :)
> first hit:

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