--- 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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