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All the ports - how to save time if you have the disk space 22 August 1998
|This article shows you how to install the port skeletons. This will allow you to just cd into a directory and issue the make command. You won't have to fetch anything manually.|
22 August 1998
|Well, it's not actually installing all of the ports. It's more like putting the
ports on hard disk instead of the CD. And it's just the port skeletons. A port
skeleton allows you to just do a "make install" in order to install the port.
That's the beauty of ports. It's all automatic.
I did this by performing the following steps after inserting the CD#1 of the FreeBSD set into the CD-ROM drive.
/stand/sysinstall Configure Distributions ports
I waited for about 30 minutes while the files were transferred to my hard drive. Then I installed DHCP again.
For an example of how I used the above to actually install a port, see what I did when I reinstalled DHCP.