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Date:      Thu, 28 Nov 1996 21:59:11 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        michael van doren <>
Subject:   Re: directory structure replication for DOS partition install?
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On Fri, 29 Nov 1996, michael van doren wrote:

> I'm trying to install FreeBSD from a DOS partition, i've FTP'd the bin and
> floppies directory and placed them under c:\freebsd. I want a fair
> selection of programs to get started with. I've downloaded the entire
> packages2.1.5 directory structure and added it to
> c:\freebsd\packages\........ Is this right. The installation procedure
> can't find the packages, it does find the index file however. Should i be
> using packages or ports and what directory structure should I put in place.
> (i've read the install.txt and other files)

YOu can't install the packages in sysinstall from a DOS partition.
Sysinstall depends on the filenames being correct, which they aren't if
you try to cram the long filenamed packages into the FAT filename
conventions.  Instead, install the system, then mount the DOS
partition and copy over the package to the FreeBSD partition, restoring
the name.  Then run 'pkg_add package.tgz' replacing package.tgz with the
proper name to install it.

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

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