On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 16:10:49 -0400, John Almberg <jalmb...@identry.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to upgrade FreeBSD from source, but my /usr/src directory  
> is empty. "Absolute FreeBSD" glibly says to "grab the source tarball  
> from a FreeBSD mirror".
> [...]
> But it isn't clear to me which tarball I need to 'grab', or where it  
> is on the mirror.

Choose a local mirror. Then, for example, go into the directory
and see the source files. Download all of them and install them
through install.sh. This will populate /usr/src with these

> Basically, I want to get to the point where I can type:
> cd /usr/src
> make buildworld
> And build FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE

Once you have the sources installed properly (even without
updating them to the lastest 7.1-RELEASE-p or 7.1-STABLE)
this should be possible.

> I'd like to download the source to the server, rather than inserting  
> a CD in the machine, since I"m 2 hours away from the machine.

Then the way mentioned above will be no problem. You can use the
CLI ftp to automate it.

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
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