New FAQ? How is pfSense packaged?



  • It should be easy to find this answer, but so far I haven't managed to do it.  Maybe it's too simple/obvious?

    How is pfSense packaged – as a monolith tightly integrated with (a perhaps stripped-down copy of) fBSD to be installed all in one go; as a package that can be added under an existing install of fBSD; both; something completely different?  ???



  • @MMacD:

    It should be easy to find this answer, but so far I haven't managed to do it.  Maybe it's too simple/obvious?

    How is pfSense packaged – as a monolith tightly integrated with (a perhaps stripped-down copy of) fBSD to be installed all in one go; as a package that can be added under an existing install of fBSD; both; something completely different?  ???

    It's an appliance distro, not an application to be installed on FreeBSD.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    It is a custom build of FreeBSD+extra packages. Custom kernel, lots of changes.

    So it's a stand-alone distribution, it is not something that is an "add-on" to FreeBSD in that kind of sense.


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