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Date:      Wed, 27 Nov 1996 16:14:33 -0500 (EST)
From:      Mark Nielsen <>
To: (freebsd)
Subject:   Thanks for the help! Another question
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Thanks for helping me out with my installation problem!

I just want to clarify something.

Okay, I have FreeBSD 2.1.5 cdrom. 
I choose the option to link the ports onto /usr/ports from the second 
When I get to the packages section, it gives you a list of programs
Under "www" you can install "lynx" for example, and/or "netscape2".

"lynx" is on the first cdrom and gets installed just fine.
"netscape" is on the second cdrom under the "ports" directory. It needs
	to be downloaded because the binary files are not the cdrom.

1. This is what happens to me.

Lynx gets installed just fine.
Netscape gets an error saying it is not on the disk. Then it moves onto the
	next package without ever trying to ftp to download the files.
	It also nevers asks for the second cdrom. 

2. Is this what should be happening?

Lynx should get installed just fine.
The the program should says nestcape is not installed, and that it needs
	to download the files. Then it should download the files and install
	them. At some point it may ask for the second cdrom again.

Or what is the correct procedure? 
I am having problems getting /stand/sysinstall to download and install the
ports. It would be easier if it would take care of it all so that I wouldn't
have to manually go into /usr/ports/www/netscape and type "make". 

Don't get me wrong, it is great the ports directory is setup the way it is.
I just hope it is even easier!!!!!


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