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jaakkop 09-12-2006 10:30 AM

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.

reddazz 09-12-2006 03:01 PM

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.

primo 09-16-2006 01:16 AM

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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