FreeBSD 7.1 Content

Vincent Hoffman vince at
Thu Sep 4 13:13:38 UTC 2008

Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Sep 2008, Vincent Hoffman wrote:
>> Actually FreeBSD does support a compressed (read only) filesystem,
>> geom_uzip(4) This is used by freesbie if I remember rightly.
>> However it does mean you cannot just mount and browse the install cd
>> with the generic kernel, and I'd guess it bumps up the base system
>> requirements.
> You could, because geom_uzip is a module :)
> That said you _would_ duplicate things because what is on the live disk 
> is not in a form suitable for pkg_add'ing to the installed system.
Indeed, putting the already compressed package files in a compressed
disk would be unlikely to save much space either.

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