FreeBSD 7.1 Content
danallen46 at airwired.net
Thu Sep 4 14:58:30 UTC 2008
On 4 Sep 2008, at 8:22 AM, Jim Pingle wrote:
> The CD installs are great for me, and have worked well for years.
> Personally, I install, update to -STABLE from a local cvsup mirror,
> then use
> an updated ports tree or install packages remotely. The packages on
> CD are
> out of date practically from the moment they are placed there, so I
> use them. The only package I regularly used was cvsup-without-gui,
> which has
> been replaced by csup in the base system.
Okay, so how about for packages on the base CD:
* cvsup-without-gui (I also always use this)
Then, since packages are always out-of-date, why not just skip the DVD
and use the internet with a couple of check boxes at the end of the
install, the way ports is treated now, that are just calls to pkg_add -
* ... whatever else are the most popular add-ons
Fewer bits to be delivered via CD/DVD, and things are always up-to-date.
> Also, is not Ubuntu a "downstream" release of Debian, much like
> FreeSBIE and
> PC-BSD are "downstream" of FreeBSD? If you want to compare apples to
> you might investigate those choices a little closer.
Touche. I had forgotten this. Perhaps this is why I was able to
crash Ubuntu so quickly yesterday... ;-)
I hope everyone realizes that I am not trying to "de-server" FreeBSD.
I just remember how daunting it was for me to get X setup when all I
wanted to use was a web browser when I was new to it all.
The early BSD releases had a simple check box to add X support and it
all just worked. That was COOL. That is what I am hoping to get back
I do not want to spill onto DVDs, remove the sources, get rid of
command prompts, or force systems to have X.org on them...
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