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Date:      Tue, 17 Mar 2009 15:07:43 +0700 (ICT)
From:      Olivier Nicole <on@cs.ait.ac.th>
To:        annonymejens+bsd@runbox.no, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Compiling everything myself?
Message-ID:  <200903170807.n2H87ht9098814@banyan.cs.ait.ac.th>
In-Reply-To: <87fxhcshir.fsf@kobe.laptop> (message from Giorgos Keramidas on Tue, 17 Mar 2009 10:03:24 +0200)
References:  <E1LjNq9-0007w5-03@fenris.runbox.com> <87fxhcshir.fsf@kobe.laptop>

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Hi,

> What I want to know is the following: Do I get the option of fetching
> sources and running through a guided compilation; or do I get binaries
> (like Debian) only?

I'd say that installing from the source is part of the phylosophy of
FreeBSD. There are pre-compiled packages, but as I see them, they are
only designed to be bootstrap, not to be used on a long term basis.

Best regards,

olivier



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