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Date:      Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:04:58 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Darrel <>
To:        Matthew Seaman <>
Subject:   [solved]:  local-distfiles | blackend
Message-ID:  <alpine.GSO.2.00.1210151145060.12544@shell1>
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>> svn co svn://
>> Does this method of having a local copy of docs around seem alright,
>> or does someone know that there is a better way?
> That should work fine, if what you are after are the .xml source files
> the documentation is compiled from.  Note that compiling all this stuff
> into HTML or PDF requires a moderately large toolchain to be installed.
> (see: textproc/docproj* in ports.)
> Also, the URL doc/release/9.1.0/en_US.ISO8859-1 -- that's a tag in SVN,
> meaning it is never going to be updated.  Check out HEAD if you want to
> be able to track changes.
> You always used to be able to install a pre-compiled doc bundle from the
> install media.  What with changes over the last several months I don't
> know if that is still possible, but if it is, then that would probably
> be more suitable if all you want is to have a reference copy of the docs
> to hand.

Thank you, Matthew.

It seems like what I had planned to do would have involved inventing the 

I recall seeing a docs option in the media as well.

There is something in ports which will be fine for my purposes- I can get 
html and plain text.  There are also knobs for postscript and portable 
documents for those interested.

$ ls /usr/ports/misc/ | grep freebsd-doc


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