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Date:      Fri, 6 Oct 2006 12:17:45 -0400
From:      Jerry McAllister <>
To:        ograbme <>
Subject:   Re: Newbie Question - looking for suggestions of small ports to install on stand-alone system without internet connection
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On Fri, Oct 06, 2006 at 12:14:29PM -0400, ograbme wrote:

> I would like a few recommendations for small "ports" to try to install
> on my stand-alone machine.
> The stand-alone machine does not have connection to the internet;
> however, I do have a set of four (4)CD from the FreeBSD Mall and two
> (2) of the CD's have 'ports' on them.  I would like to select one, two
> or three ports to install on this machine ... to go through the steps
> and experience of the ports process using the cdroms, sooooo ... in
> essence I'm looking for suggestions of ports of a small nature (if
> there is such a thing).

Geez,  what do you want to play with?   Pick anything.
Maybe a couple of simple games would be a good example or maybe
a text editor such as vim.   But, your lack of network connection
makes coming up with suggestions more difficult.

It is no problem if everything is on the CD set.  The problem is that 
so many things have dependancies that may want to go out to the network 
to get something else to build.  I always just have it pull in things 
over the net, so am not sure how much you can get away with for a 
just CD install.  So, it is hard to think of one without trying it 
to make sure everything it needs is on the CDs.

Some simple game such as xmahjongg or dontspace (a Freecell game) might 
work OK and not call in to much else.   A text editor such as vim may 
be OK.  They all require X, but that should be on the CDs.   


> Thanks in advance.
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