disclaimer: i am a freebsd newbie. although i have installed and used linux in the past, and work daily on unix at work, i have little sysadmin experience.
although in the manual it mentions that ports such as kermit cannot be included on the cd, it seems that ports which i think should be on the cd still end up with an attempt to access the net (which i am not yet hooked up to, having decided to try simpler things first). more specifically, i have freebsd 4.7, the 4-cd set, and i am trying to install xmms. i noticed that through the sysinstall, xcdplayer is offered, yet even for this one, if i go to /usr/ports/audio/xcdplayer [whatever version] (i am mailing this from win2k, as i am not yet up to speed in freebsd enough to mail from there), it still looks first on some ftp sites, and completely ignores my cd. i have mounted my first cdrom drive, and can see the files through the /cdrom link, yet the ports installation (go to dir, type "make" or "make install") ignores the existence of it completely, and i cannot figure out what i have done wrong. i kinda fumbled my way through the installation, using the handbook, 2nd edition, which i purchased, but there is still the possibility that i installed my ports collection somehow wrong. i tried to rectify this possibility by reinstalling it, but the result is the same. can anyone give me a pointer? thanks in advance, c To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message