FreeBSD 7.1 Content
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Thu Sep 4 15:42:40 UTC 2008
On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 08:58:27 -0600
Dan Allen <danallen46 at airwired.net> wrote:
> Then, since packages are always out-of-date, why not just skip the DVD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 -
> r for:
> * KDE
> * GNOME
> * Firefox
> * ... whatever else are the most popular add-ons
> Fewer bits to be delivered via CD/DVD, and things are always up-to-date.
This functionality already exists in sysinstall. Go to
Configure Do post-install configuration of FreeBSD
Packages Install pre-packaged software for FreeBSD
Then select the installation media/method:
2 FTP Install from an FTP server
Select ftp server:
Main Site ftp.freebsd.org
Sysinstall will retrieve the INDEX of all available packages.
It might take a few minutes to display all the package options.
Selecting a package to install will automatically install all
It might be necessary to set some options under:
Options View/Set various installation options
if you're trying to get package versions other than the
particular FreeBSD version that you have (ie, LATEST). I don't
remember the exact details for doing this since I no longer
use (possibly obsolete) packages.
Its been years since I used Sysinstall but I seem to remember that
at the end of a new installation, it will ask if you want to
install packages which is done as described above.
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