howto create a livecd/livedvd/liveusb with GUI to install dragonfly

Justin Sherrill justin at
Tue May 2 18:57:58 PDT 2017

If you look at the nrelease directory in src, there's a list in there
of packages it installs.  You can add to that list and build an image,
and the resulting image will have that software installed.  It'll
require additional configuration, so it won't be an immediate live
image, but it should work without a network link at the install

You can set DPORTS_EXTRA_PACKAGES to specify the additional packages
to add; the raw script is here though of course you'll have to
download src to actually run it:

I've written down the steps I use to build the releases here:

The only thing you really need to do is download the source, download
dports, and then in src/nrelease:

__MAKE_CONF=/dev/null release

Remember that the more packages you add, the bigger the image, so keep
your desired install media in mind.

On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 4:15 PM, Antonio Olivares
<olivares14031 at> wrote:
> Dear folks,
> In light of the new livecds/livedvds and or usb images to install
> dragonfly without gui.  If one wants to install dragonfly with gui and
> some packages to a computer without internet, it would make it next to
> impossible. The base system gets installed, but the packages how.  Is
> there a way to create a livedvd/or usb image of an installation that
> one has with the packages it has so we can use it to install to a
> machine without internet.  Is there a way to do it?
> Is there something like mfsBSD but for DragonFlyBSD so we can use it
> to create a bootable image and add packages to it so we can do an
> offline installation.
> Thanks in Advance,
> Antonio

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