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Date:      Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:54:24 -0500
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        g8kbvdave@googlemail.com,  freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: No System sources?
Message-ID:  <44k3f43zf3.fsf@lowell-desk.lan>
In-Reply-To: <20131216202107.cbe12fcf.freebsd@edvax.de> (Polytropon's message of "Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:21:07 +0100")
References:  <52AF4D2A.13679.1A7A5A9@g8kbvdave.gmail.com> <20131216202107.cbe12fcf.freebsd@edvax.de>

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Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> writes:

>> How do I get the system sources downloaded in a usable form, so I can 
>> enable pps support in the kernel and use that.  Or, do I have to trash the 
>> system and start over(again?)
>
> You can easily use ftp to download the sources for -RELEASE
> from ftp.freebsd.org (select architecture and version according
> to what you have installed). It's a .txz compressed archive
> which you can extract into /usr/src.
>
> You could also install svn (Subversion) and use that to
> obtain the sources. This is what csup (CVS) has been used
> in the past.

Yet another choice: freebsd-update(8) can get sources.

And there's probably no need to FTP the sources; 
if they're on the CD it no big deal to extract them 
from there by hand (no need for the install program).




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