On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 01:37:48PM +0800, Robert Storey wrote: > I recently ordered and received the 4-CD set of FBSD 5.1. > > I had presumed that this would give me a pretty complete desktop setup. > Alas, I was wrong. A lot of very commmon apps are missing, such as > Xemacs and Mplayer. It's disappointing. I only have a dialup modem. I > don't have broadband and have no hope of getting it where I live, so I > was counting on the 4-CD set to fill in the gaps.
xemacs21 is scheduled for disc1 if possible, but I suppose it was bumped because of lack of space. There are some xemacs and mplayer support packages on disc 3 and 4, but xemacs and mplayer themselves are missing. It looks like the CD layout could do with some tweaking. > I noticed on the FreeBSDmall web site that they sell a PowerPak with 10 > CDs. This is supposed to be the entire ports collection. Sounds like > just what I need - except it's based on FBSD 4.6 which is one year old. > > So my question - I am wondering if the distfiles in this PowerPak are > going to be of much use? Shelling out $40 isn't such a great hardship if > the disfiles work as advertised, but I'm going to be more than a little > pissed if it generates nothing but error messages. Does anybody know if > the PowerPak will work with 5.1? Has anyone actually tried it? As you noted, it's based on 4.6, so the contents are a year old. If you don't mind getting year-old versions of ports, then go for it. Kris
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