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# 1  
Old 07-29-2003
Power FreeBSD 5.00 /ports

Download FreeBSD 5.0 mini_install.ISO i was trying to do a post-installation , trying to install the ports but doesn't install it gives me could not find index error ?!any ideas..?? as the index file is on the cd and I checked it the file is not corrupt.!!


A guy made me an offer i can't refuse burning a 3 diskcd set of Redhat7.0 which is great But all I wanted is a "stable" system to compile Debian source on as i having problems finding a good windows compiler....I found a lot of dos compilers. I found compiling in windows is better but not "that" stable where compiling in dos is more stable ...I don't like dos programs that much.

Does any one know of good windows compiler..??

Last edited by wizardofid; 07-29-2003 at 09:50 AM..
# 2  
Old 07-29-2003
You can also get the ports on FTP, using cvsup to keep the ports tree up to date. That's what I do with my FreeBSD 5.0 with no problems. It's documented in the FreeBSD Handbook.

You're making me highly confused with your second paragraph. You mentioned Redhat, and then debian and suddenly your scene is moved to Windows. I scratch my head and don't understand what you would like to do.

But if you would like a good Windows compiler, I would suggest www.mingw.org or get the Dev-C++ bundle from www.bloodshed.net
# 3  
Old 07-30-2003
FreeBSD5.00 /ports

Thanks cbkihong

But I didn't want to over complicate things. Okay so i burnt the cd again Yesterday. And whoa the ports installed fine goody... goody.B.U.T always was has to bea but.... It's all MY fault did I mention freebsd 5.0 "MINI_INSTALL" this is not the full CD. Freebsd and 700 or so port and no extra's zip ... zero ... zilts. So I hide my head in shame.

So I'm downloading freebsd again "THE FULL 3 SET package".

But I'm still getting redhat and debian to really have options.

Why freebsd ?? Why not start with something easier like redhat. I started with Freebsd
(even if it wasn't the full one) and I'm going to stick to it till I'm done with it.

Oh by the way i do have Bloodshed on cd I found it in a box I've forgotten about.
# 4  
Old 07-30-2003
Armed with some experience with Linux I still found getting used to FreeBSD a bit difficult at the 1st time I installed FreeBSD. It is not difficult to get a barely working FreeBSD system, but to get everything working I think with most linux distros this would be easier.
# 5  
Old 07-30-2003
But what is better sticking to bsd to the end or swapping every
flavour till I find one that I like.??

But BSD5.0 is still stable .!! Smilie
# 6  
Old 07-30-2003
I prefer to try more. After all, you don't need to pay to try any of them.
# 7  
Old 07-30-2003
Well you right there are quite a few out there but not all was writen for dev. or games I know of quite a few that was writen just to run one simple port and nothing else..??

I think it can be tricky if you don't know what you really one in a OS.

Since Freebsd was ported from OpenBSD and is still a "fairly" new os and what I've seen so far it's going to be a stronger conteder one.

But Is FreeBSD right for me..???

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