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Date:      Thu, 28 Nov 1996 23:34:17 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Mark Nielsen <>
Cc:        freebsd <>
Subject:   Re: Thanks for the help! Another question
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On Wed, 27 Nov 1996, Mark Nielsen wrote:

> Thanks for helping me out with my installation problem!

You're quite welcome.

Didn't we just answer this ?  :)

> Okay, I have FreeBSD 2.1.5 cdrom. 
> I choose the option to link the ports onto /usr/ports from the second 
> 	cdrom.


> 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.

That is correct.

> 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. 

I generally don't use sysinstall to install software packages or ports.
It's easier to do it once the system is up.  use 'pkg_add' to add
packages, and type 'make' in the port's directory to get ports.

> 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". 

I don't think it would be productive for sysinstall to build ports.  In
some cases they require manual, interactive configuration and can take a
long time since they build the application from scratch in may situations.
Netscape is a "port" with quotes since all it does is fetch the netscape
tarball and extract it (perhaps a little more).

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

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