On 30 Jul 2008 , [EMAIL PROTECTED] entreated about "freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 226, Issue 6":
> Yes, I am currently rsyncing: > ftp://ftp.is.co.za/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-7-stable/ > > Is this the correct data? And where in FreeBSD do I change the mirror > list or installation source? type 'man make.conf' look for 'master site backup'. but, you don't need to download all the packages, only the ones you need to install, surely? When I test installed 7.0R I burnt a set of CD's that contain most common packages for the basic install. After that I fetched ports as needed (after updating the ports tree of course). However, you will find a number of ports that only exist in their own hosts, and never appear on the usual servers, so having a mirror won't help. If you are installing several boxes with the same packages, then download to one and transfer the package files to the others locally. You can do this via flash stick, NFS, ftp, scp, samba share, and probably many other ways. You can also create packages from ports and then transfer your newly created package as needed (I do this for my print servers which have a minimal install and do not have a full ports tree) -- DA Fo rsyth Network Supervisor Principal Technical Officer -- Institute for Water Research http://www.ru.ac.za/institutes/iwr/ _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"