Originally posted by stevesk
3- After installing the base, is there any way to install the additional packages without the need of selecting each one of them?
During install, you will have the option of selecting from a number of "distributions" - X user, kernel development + X, minimal, everything, etc. If you choose, say, X user, it will install the base, X, and (after you choose a desktop system) a desktop environment from packages, as well as a number of other often used packages, like PERL.
From there, you can pkg_add -r
stuff, and it will fetch binary packages, resolving dependancies as it goes. Or, as said, check out the ports system. You change to the directory of a port you're interested in, enter make install clean
, sit back, and it fetches sources, patches them for BSD, and builds them, resolving dependancies as it goes.