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Shortcut for compiling from CD-ROM 18 March 1999
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This section shows you how to make a symbolic link which will make your port building from CD-ROM much faster.

That said, I couldn't make this work.  I think perhaps you also need the port skeltons.  But I'm not sure.  Good luck  You may wish to refer to the FreeBSD Handbook to see how to install a port from CD-ROM.

Changing /etc/make.conf
According to the documentation in the handbook (see the link above), I added the following to /etc/make.conf:
PORTSDIR=     /cdrom/ports
DISTDIR=      /tmp/distfiles
WRKDIRPREFIX= /tmp
Creating the link
# mkdir /usr/ports
# cd /usr/ports
# mount /cdrom
# ln -s /cdrom/ports/distfiles distfiles

Now all you need to do to build a port is:

# mount /cdrom
# cd /usr/ports/net/isc-dhcp2
# make
# make install

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