> But, do install the ports tree - note, that's the ports tree/skeleton > not the whole bunch of actual ports. With csup being a part of the base systems now don't install even this because csup will nuke most of it anyway and spew a bunch or warnings.
This might be a little advanced for a complete beginner but the following procedure seems to work well for me: 1. Install nothing except base and kernels 2. Edit your /usr/share/example/cvsup/ports-supfile and .../standard-supfile a. Change the default host b. Depending on how current you are change RELENG_XXX to . in standard-supfile 3. Run: csup /usr/share/example/cvsup/standard-supfile 4. Depending on what version you have and what customizations you want edit /etc/make.conf and /usr/src/sys/XXX/conf/YYY where XXX is your arrch and YYY is the name of your custom kernel 5. Run: make buildworld buildkernel installkernel 6. Reboot in single user mode 7. mount your partitions (read/write) 8. run: cd /usr/src make installworld mergemaster 9. Reboot your machine is now the latest of what ever branch your making for ... For a desktop system I install the following in order: x11/xorg x11/gnome2 editor/gnome2-office mail/engimail-thunderbird multimedia/vlc audio/rhymbox print/cups print/lyx For development machines (only one): java/jdk16 java/jdk16-doc database/mysqlXX-client where XX is what ever version you want www/apache-22 lang/php5 -- Aryeh M. Friedman Developer, not business, friendly http://www.flosoft-systems.com _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"