FreeBSD 7.1 Content
danallen46 at airwired.net
Thu Sep 4 00:28:46 UTC 2008
On 3 Sep 2008, at 5:54 PM, Brian wrote:
> I always do the minimal install over the net. I got X working in 7-
> stable by doing the minimal install, then the following.
> pkg_add -r xorg
> pkg_add -r portupgrade
> portupgrade -NRP kde
> pkg_add -r tightvnc.
On 3 Sep 2008, at 5:59 PM, Randy Pratt wrote:
> The ports/packages are actually not part of FreeBSD but are third-
> applications. I've often thought that the packages on the
> disks should really be split to a separate project which produces
> package disks. This would lessen the burden on the Release Engineers
> and perhaps the cycle time between releases. It should also be
> noted that the useful life of a package is limited and outdated very
Hey, these great comments bring up a different solution, which may be
the way to go.
It is simple: have a few of the common apps that are net-centric (like
firefox) be simply calls to pkg_add -r in the installer. No ports
databases, no packages on the discs. A few packages may be useful
(like perl) to someone without net access, but many need the net to be
I often forget about pkg_add -r because I build everything from source
myself, but just a prompted dialog offering a few of the most common
and popular apps like:
* kde or gnome
* firefox or xxx_browser
via pkg_add -r might be a very simple solution (no disk impact to
speak of) and perhaps could even be determined by a look at which pkgs
are installed the most from server logs (not dynamically, but just as
a way of offering common pkgs).
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