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Date:      Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:21:07 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        g8kbvdave@googlemail.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: No System sources?
Message-ID:  <20131216202107.cbe12fcf.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <52AF4D2A.13679.1A7A5A9@g8kbvdave.gmail.com>
References:  <52AF4D2A.13679.1A7A5A9@g8kbvdave.gmail.com>

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On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:57:46 -0000, g8kbvdave@googlemail.com wrote:
> I'm currently stuck, trying to get them, so I can enable PPS support in 
> the kernel.   The old "sysinstall" seems broken, in as much as it cant 
> seem to download anything from anywhere.

The sysinstall program isn't significant anymore. :-)



> Where as, the newer "bsdinstall" program, want's to reformat the hard 
> drive and start over each time!

Great. :-)



> So...
> How do I get the system sources downloaded in a usable form, so I can 
> enable pps support in the kernel and use that.  Or, do I have to trash the 
> system and start over(again?)

You can easily use ftp to download the sources for -RELEASE
from ftp.freebsd.org (select architecture and version according
to what you have installed). It's a .txz compressed archive
which you can extract into /usr/src.

You could also install svn (Subversion) and use that to
obtain the sources. This is what csup (CVS) has been used
in the past.



> I can understand that with third party 
> sites, but not the main FreeBSD handbook or other pages.

The documentation is now maintained as a port.



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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