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3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-freebsd.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-freebsd.xml">
6<title>A short guide to Gentoo/FreeBSD</title> 6<title>A short guide to Gentoo/FreeBSD</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
9 <mail link="ignacio.arquelatour@gmail.com">Ignacio Arque-Latour</mail> 9 <mail link="ignacio.arquelatour@gmail.com">Ignacio Arque-Latour</mail>
10</author> 10</author>
11<author title="Author"> 11<author title="Author">
12 <mail link="citizen428@gentoo.org">Michael Kohl</mail> 12 <mail link="citizen428@gentoo.org">Michael Kohl</mail>
13</author> 13</author>
14<author title="Author"> 14<author title="Author">
15 <mail link="angusyoung@gentoo.org">Otavio R. Piske</mail> 15 <mail link="angusyoung@gentoo.org">Otavio R. Piske</mail>
16</author> 16</author>
17<author title="Author"> 17<author title="Author">
25</author> 25</author>
26<author title="Editor"> 26<author title="Editor">
27 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail> 27 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
28</author> 28</author>
29 29
30<abstract> 30<abstract>
31This document gives some general information on FreeBSD, as well as 31This document gives some general information on FreeBSD, as well as
32installation instructions for Gentoo/FreeBSD. It also includes some reference 32installation instructions for Gentoo/FreeBSD. It also includes some reference
33for people interested in helping out with development. 33for people interested in helping out with development.
34</abstract> 34</abstract>
35 35
36<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 36<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
37<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 37<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
38<license/> 38<license/>
39 39
40<version>2.7</version> 40<version>2.8</version>
41<date>2007-01-02</date> 41<date>2007-04-08</date>
42 42
43<chapter> 43<chapter>
44<title>Introduction to FreeBSD</title> 44<title>Introduction to FreeBSD</title>
45<section> 45<section>
46<title>What is FreeBSD?</title> 46<title>What is FreeBSD?</title>
47<body> 47<body>
48 48
49<p> 49<p>
50<uri link="http://www.freebsd.org/">FreeBSD</uri> is a free (<uri 50<uri link="http://www.freebsd.org/">FreeBSD</uri> is a free (<uri
51link="http://www.freebsd.org/copyright/freebsd-license.html">license</uri>) 51link="http://www.freebsd.org/copyright/freebsd-license.html">license</uri>)
52Unix-like operating system. Back in 1993 when development of <uri 52Unix-like operating system. Back in 1993 when development of <uri
53link="http://www.386bsd.org/">386BSD</uri> stopped, two projects were born: 53link="http://www.386bsd.org/">386BSD</uri> stopped, two projects were born:
54<uri link="http://www.netbsd.org/">NetBSD</uri>, commonly known to run on a 54<uri link="http://www.netbsd.org/">NetBSD</uri>, commonly known to run on a
55huge number of architectures, and FreeBSD which supports the x86, amd64, ia64, 55huge number of architectures, and FreeBSD which supports the x86, amd64, ia64,
56sparc64 and alpha platforms. FreeBSD is renowned for its stability, performance 56sparc64 and alpha platforms. FreeBSD is renowned for its stability, performance
296</section> 296</section>
297<section> 297<section>
298<title>Gentoo Setup</title> 298<title>Gentoo Setup</title>
299<body> 299<body>
300 300
301<p> 301<p>
302First, we need to download a stage3 tarball and unpack it into the chroot. 302First, we need to download a stage3 tarball and unpack it into the chroot.
303Point your browser to 303Point your browser to
304<uri>http://gentoo.osuosl.org/experimental/x86/freebsd/stages/</uri>, grab the 304<uri>http://gentoo.osuosl.org/experimental/x86/freebsd/stages/</uri>, grab the
305latest snapshot, and unpack it into the mountpoint: 305latest snapshot, and unpack it into the mountpoint:
306</p> 306</p>
307 307
308<pre caption="Obtaining and unpacking a stage3 tarball"> 308<pre caption="Obtaining and unpacking a stage3 tarball">
309# <i>cd /mnt/gentoo/</i> 309# <i>cd /mnt/gentoo/</i>
310<comment>(Any other Gentoo mirror which includes the experimental/ directory will also work.)</comment> 310<comment>(Any other Gentoo mirror which includes the experimental/ directory will also work.)</comment>
311# <i>wget http://gentoo.osuosl.org/experimental/x86/freebsd/stages/stage3-x86-freebsd-6.2_rc2.tar.bz2</i> 311# <i>wget http://gentoo.osuosl.org/experimental/x86/freebsd/stages/stage3-x86-freebsd-6.2.tar.bz2</i>
312# <i>tar -jxvpf stage3-x86-freebsd-6.2_rc2.tar.bz2</i> 312# <i>tar -jxvpf stage3-x86-freebsd-6.2.tar.bz2</i>
313<comment>(You can delete the tarball with the following command if you want to.)</comment> 313<comment>(You can delete the tarball with the following command if you want to.)</comment>
314# <i>rm stage3-x86-freebsd-6.2_rc2.tar.bz2</i> 314# <i>rm stage3-x86-freebsd-6.2.tar.bz2</i>
315</pre> 315</pre>
316 316
317<note> 317<note>
318If you want you can use the transition overlay that contains semi-experimental 318If you want you can use the transition overlay that contains semi-experimental
319ebuilds with patches not yet in the main Portage tree, but does allow a wider 319ebuilds with patches not yet in the main Portage tree, but does allow a wider
320range of supported packages, please refer to the <uri 320range of supported packages, please refer to the <uri
321link="/proj/en/gentoo-alt/contribute/index.xml?part=1&amp;chap=3">Gentoo/ALT 321link="/proj/en/gentoo-alt/contribute/index.xml?part=1&amp;chap=3">Gentoo/ALT
322overlay documentation</uri>. Please note that the overlay is not critical and 322overlay documentation</uri>. Please note that the overlay is not critical and
323you can easily install and use Gentoo/FreeBSD without it. 323you can easily install and use Gentoo/FreeBSD without it.
324</note> 324</note>
325 325
326<p> 326<p>
327In order for your install to work, you need to mount the <path>/dev</path> 327In order for your install to work, you need to mount the <path>/dev</path>
328filesystem from the currently running system into the Gentoo/FreeBSD mount 328filesystem from the currently running system into the Gentoo/FreeBSD mount
329point before proceeding with the chroot. 329point before proceeding with the chroot.

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