On Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 06:48:39PM -0500, Chris wrote: > On Friday 27 June 2003 05:57 pm, Robert Storey wrote: > > I've noticed that the FreeBSD 4-CD set is now available for 5.1-RELEASE > > from FreeBSDmall.com for $40. I'm willing to order it and support the > > cause, but nowhere have I been able to find out just what is on the > > additional two CDs. Is it the ports collection, or source code, or > > something else? If anyone has previously purchased a 4-CD set, I'd be > > interested to hear what advantage it offers over the downloadable 2-CD > > set. > > It is the ports collection. The advantage is simply this - when you > /stand/sysinstall and want to add more ports etc, it reads off of the last 2 > CD's and installes them - opposed to the cd /usr/ports/(somedir) make install > clean > which downloads them off the net.
The ports collection is on disc 1. The extra discs are: A live filesystem CD that can be booted and used for repair purposes, Two CDs of commonly-used packages. The entire package collection takes up about 6 GB (for i386 5.1), which would take about 9 CDs to ship in its entirety. Kris
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