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Date:      Fri, 15 May 2015 21:12:30 -0700
From:      Jeffry Killen <jekillen@prodigy.net>
To:        Ben Woods <woodsb02@gmail.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: configuration script?
Message-ID:  <A835A8D9-5F67-4ECA-A57E-AB00764F31A6@prodigy.net>
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On May 15, 2015, at 7:32 PM, Ben Woods wrote:

> On 16 May 2015 at 09:47, Jeffry Killen <jekillen@prodigy.net> wrote:
>> O.K., so after about four attempt to get a bootable cd, I finally  
>> got one
>> to boot and installed the system. At the end of the install process  
>> I am
>> presented with an option to reboot or enter "Live Cd".
>>
>> In the past when I installed from cds ordered from FreeBSD mall,  
>> there
>> was a lot of software I could add after the installation process was
>> concluded. I did not see that here. Is that what the "Live Cd" is  
>> all about.
>> (I have been browsing the  handbook and haven't found anything
>> revealing in this respect)
>
> Depending on which FreeBSD install image you downloaded, there may or
> may not be packages included. The "disc1" does not include any
> packages, whilst the "dvd1" does include a small set of packages. This
> is mentioned on these 2 pages:
> https://www.freebsd.org/releases/10.1R/announce.html
> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/install-diff-media.html
>
> More importantly, FreeBSD now makes regular package updates available
> (updated more than once per week). This will bring both feature
> updates and security fixes - highly recommended to use these. This
> makes the availability of packages on the install media less useful.
> Simply use "pkg upgrade" to update your packages, or "pkg install
> PACKAGENAME" to install new packages from the Internet.
>
>>
>> Also, There is a gui script that allow post install configuration  
>> options to
>> be set. That script used to be accessible after the installation  
>> and reboot
>> into the new system. I also have not found that, and don't remember  
>> the
>> command to access it.
>
> The FreeBSD installer has changed. Whilst it is different to what you
> remember, the new command like gui configuration tool is "bsdconfig" -
> run it on the command line and have a play.

Thank you; The old gui tool was called sysconfig(?). But I will give the
new one a tryout.

JK




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