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Old 07-20-2004, 10:07 AM   #1
spadeyboy
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installing packages


i have FreeBSD and i installed it and it came with like six more cd's that have stuff on them that i really want but i dont know how to install them how do you install the different packages on them?
(as you can see i suck with unix/linux operating systems)
 
Old 07-20-2004, 12:28 PM   #2
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Are the packages in .tgz format?
If so try the following:

open a terminal and go su.
mount the cdrom.
cd to the directory that contains the package that you want.
type:

pkg_add whateverpackage.tgz

I've only tinkered a little with Freebsd so this is a bit of a guess.

With that said, go here and read, read, read.

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ooks/handbook/
 
Old 07-21-2004, 01:43 AM   #3
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Read the section of the handbook that covers sysinstall. You can use the sysinstall front end to add more packages, or you can use the pkg_add command (read the man page for instructions--or the handbook).
 
  


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