----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geert Hendrickx" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 12:48 AM
Subject: How to build FreeBSD entirely from sources?

> 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.
> I am new to FreeBSD but not to building stuff from sources (I've been
> using Gentoo Linux for quite a while now).
> Thanks in advance,
> GH

o Install from cd image and choose the package that includes all sources
(with or without X-Windows depending on if you want a gui or not).

o Synchronize your sources with cvs.

o make world.

All of the above is in the FreeBSD handbook


Micheal Patterson
Network Administration
TSG Incorporated

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