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Old 09-12-2006, 11:30 AM   #1
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FreeBSD packages/ports on a old computer


I'm going to install FreeBSD to a old computer and I would like to know if I should use binary packages instead of ports. I don't need so many apps, just Apache, screen, irssi, Perl, PHP, vim and a few other small apps and libraries. I certainly don't need any X11 apps/libraries. Are the binary packages secure enough?

The computer has a Pentium I (200 MHz) CPU, 32 MB of RAM and 6 GB of HDD space.
Old 09-12-2006, 04:01 PM   #2
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For that kind of hardware, I would go for packages although I am sure ports would work fine if you don't mind long initial compile times.
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If you have another computer with FreeBSD installed, you may use it to build ports to install on that old box of yours.


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