On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 07:48:42AM +0100, Geert Hendrickx wrote: > Hello, > > "FreeBSD from Scratch" describes a method for REbuilding a FreeBSD system > entirely from sources, starting from an existing FreeBSD system. > > But I want to build a new FreeBSD system on a machine currently NOT > running FreeBSD. How can I do this? > > I'm used to doing this with Gentoo Linux: > With Gentoo, one extracts a "stage" tarball to the target partition, which > contains gcc, glibc and some other binary programs, just enough to rebuild > itself, using a "bootstrapping" script. Then one does "emerge system" > which fetches sources for the entire base system, compiles them and > installs them. After that, other applicantions can be installed with > "emerge packagename" (comparable to Ports system). > > Can I install FreeBSD in a similar way? Sysinstall only installs binary > packages.
One similar way would be to do a minimal install, cvsup to the whatever you want and build your kernel and world. That way everything would be your own. Gautam _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"