Yes, this could be done. First, create an ISO image of the directory with `mkisofs' (included in /usr/ports/sysutils/cdrtools):
mkisofs -A ports -allow-lowercase -allow-multidot -f -no-cache-inodes -D -l -J -o ports.iso -p peter -R -V ports /usr/ports Note: this will produce a non-standards compliant ISO image, but it will be able to be read on both MS Windows and FreeBSD. Then, burn the image to CD using `burncd' (included in /usr/ports/sysutils/cdrtools): burncd -f /dev/acd0 -v -s <your_drive_speed> data ports.iso fixate When it's time to install, remove everything in `/usr/ports' (rm -r /usr/ports/*) and copy the burned data across. And, to finish it of, CVSup the ports afterwards. - Russell On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 11:16:44AM +0800, Peter Ryan wrote: >I am very new, and have been reinstalling >FreeBSD many times to clean up whatever >mess i make and start again. > >I recently used cvsup to update my >ports collection for the 4.10_RELEASE. > >Now, when I reinstall, it takes much longer >because i bring in the updated ports collection >rather than the ports collection on the >install CD (which i burnt from an ISO file) > >Is there some way to burn a cd (for me that >means under winXP) containing the latest >ports collection so that I dont have to >download it each time. > >Or is there a better way of installing >with the latest ports collection. > >Are the ISO images updated with a new >ports collection very frequently ? > >Thanks for any pointers >Peter >_______________________________________________ >[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list >http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions >To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"
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