[PC-BSD Testing] Suggestion: Option to include CD/DVD ROM as mirror in System Manager

Lars Engels lars.engels at 0x20.net
Fri Jul 26 01:24:46 PDT 2013

On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 04:01:18PM -0400, Kris Moore wrote:
> On 07/23/2013 10:55, claive alvin Acedilla wrote:
> > It is also nice to include DVD ROM as mirror in System Manager so that
> > when user decided want to install System Packages later after
> > installing PC-BSD, it is much faster because the system packages or
> > meta packages are installed directly from the PC-BSD DVD installer
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> There are a few problems doing this:
> 1. No repo files on DVD

Wouldn't it be possible to generate the Repo files and store them
somewhere on the harddisk? Or even better, include them on the DVD.

> 2. The DVD only contains a small sub-set of available packages

That should not be a big problem. Better only a few packages than no
packages :) 

> 3. The packages will most likely be out of date in 2 weeks or so and may
> not install properly

And the Packages on the Mirrors will be outdated 2 weeks after their
generation. :)
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