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Old 2nd June 2008
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Originally Posted by xCipherx View Post
Can I install packages from ports from a cd or do I have to have an internet connection?
Note that the OpenBSD project recommends installing applications from packages over ports. Read Section 15.2.2 of the FAQ for more information:

If you have the official CD set, many of the packages available for the more popular hardware platforms can be found there. Otherwise, you will need an Internet connection to install these applications.

Note that for the i386 platform, there is little if any reason to ever compile applications as most are already available as packages. This does not hold true for the less common platforms.

If you are new to OpenBSD & its packages/ports system, studying Section 15 will save you significant time.
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