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Date:      Thu, 8 Feb 1996 23:55:18 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Shawn Murphy <>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: handbook41.html
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On Wed, 7 Feb 1996, Shawn Murphy wrote:

> However I cannot find these instructions.  I did try looking the packages
> menu in the /stand/sysinstall program, but found nothing about kernel
> source...  Could you tell me where I can find the source for the generic
> kernel?  I am trying to setup my sound blaster 16.

Do it manually.*

Download to /usr/src as root, cd /usr/src and type

cat ssys.* | tar xzf -

Your kernel source will appear and you may continue.

> One other question...  I was wondering if there was something wrong with
> the X11R6 package that is available in the ports collection...  It won't
> let me add that package from sysinstall.  The message is that pkg_extract
> returns -1.

X11 is too big to pkg_add.  It has to be downloaded, and tar xzf'd manually.

> Thanks for your timely reply.  

You had something sneaky as the last character in your msg, Pine spit 
something out and filtered it.  

Hope this helps.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet: | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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