On Sun, 19 Jul 2009 16:47:15 +1000, Brett Wiggins <s0x...@netspace.net.au> wrote: > Hi, > > I am installing an old version of FreeBSD (5.2) that I am using with the > book 'The design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System - > McKusick/Neville-Neil'. During the install there is an error saying that > scontrib was unable to be retrieved from the install CD. Will this > effect the system from running? the only thing I want from this install > is access to the 5.2 source code. Please cc me if you reply to this > question as I am not subscribed to this list.
The contrib/ subtree contains various additional modules and libraries, such as amd/ expat/ less/ ngatm/ smbfs/ bc/ file/ libbegemot/ ntp/ tcp_wrappers/ bind9/ gcc/ libf2c/ nvi/ tcpdump/ binutils/ gcclibs/ libobjc/ one-true-awk/ tcsh/ bsnmp/ gdb/ libpcap/ openbsm/ telnet/ bzip2/ gdtoa/ libreadline/ openpam/ texinfo/ com_err/ gnu-sort/ libstdc++/ opie/ top/ cpio/ gperf/ lukemftp/ pam_modules/ traceroute/ csup/ groff/ lukemftpd/ pf/ wpa_supplicant/ cvs/ hostapd/ ncurses/ pnpinfo/ diff/ ipfilter/ netcat/ sendmail/ This is from a FreeBSD 7 installation. In 5.2, there is surely less stuff included. :-) Depending on what you want to do with "accessing the source code", it may be valid to say that you can leave out scontrib, but as far as I remember, it will be needed for building things from the source code (make vuildworld and buildkernel). -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"