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Date:      Mon, 26 Oct 1998 08:33:12 -0600 (CST)
From:      Conrad Sabatier <>
To:        Alex Davidson <>
Subject:   RE: Installing packages
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001be0079$f4410fe0$0100a8c0@pony-pii-450>

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On 26-Oct-98 Alex Davidson wrote:
> Having installed v2.2.7 and got XFree86 to work I am confused as to how to
> install packages.  I have about 4 tar files I am trying to install and they
> exist on my primary drive in c:\FreeBSD\packages - FreeBSD is on my
> secondary drive.
> When I run /stand/sysinstall and choose to install packages it says
> something along the lines of being unable to find /index - I don't have the
> CD and I suspect it is looking for a directory structure I do not have in
> place.
> Given that I am still working on getting a PPP connection to work and so
> have to use my Win95 connection to get to and download the
> files I want, where should I put the tar files and how do I go about
> installing them?

I assume you mean DOS is on the first IDE controller on your system.

Mount your DOS drive:

mount -t msdos /dev/wd0s1 /mnt (or whatever mount point you care to use)

Then use pkg_add:

pkg_add /mnt/FreeBSD/packages/<package-name>

Conrad Sabatier

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