--- Kris Kennaway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On
Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 12:59:30AM +0100, Tadimeti
> Keshav wrote:
> > Guys,
> > Is it possible to get all of the ports on a CD
> set?
> > This is one area where Linux fares better. Debian
> > offers a 7 CD (OK they don'y make ISOs) set that
> > contains all packages. 
> 
> What are you really asking here?  First you ask for
> ports (but the
> ports collection is on CD1), then you say debian
> includes packages on
> their CDs (so does FreeBSD).
> 
Well, remember that the ports collection is nothing
but the skeleton that can connect to the internet and
fetch the source files that you can compile. What I
was asking for is the facility to have all the sources
of all the ports on the CD. (SO you needn't connect to
the internet to build your machine).
> > I think the FreeBSD distribution would be better
> off
> > having all ports on the 2 additional CDs rather
> than
> > have packages.
> 
> Now you say "ports rather than packages", when both
> are shipped.
> 
> Can you please clarify what you are asking?
> 
> Kris
Debian ships all DEB packages on the CDs. FreeBSD only
bundles some packages. For example, JDK is a port
while vim is a package. Would it not be better to cut
down on several packages of large size and ship the CD
with the sources needed to compile JDK etc. Hope U get
the point.


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