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I'm new to FreeBSD it comes with a CLI mode not a graphical interface. How can I install GNOME in FreeBSD. Can I install GNOME by downloading its package from a different machine if its possible and also what is the size of GNOME v 2.0.

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It is not easy to keep dependency. You can check where are the packages downloaded located in your file system first. And see what packages are needed. –  eccstartup Jul 18 '13 at 12:02
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Try freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/x11-wm.html and see the failure information about what are supposed to download. –  eccstartup Jul 18 '13 at 12:04
    
Ya I have seen that but the problem is my internet connection is slow so I was thinking is it possible to download the package from somewhere else. –  Tarun Jul 18 '13 at 12:05
    
I have the same problem. I am using Ubuntu. So I recommend you to see where are the cache packages. Then find out what packages are needed. –  eccstartup Jul 18 '13 at 12:10
    

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The ports are available on multiple servers around the world and you should check the handbook for that list. Also, there is a "fastest server" port that will locate that for you. You can check for size and other information before doing anything by looking at http://freshports.org/.

There is a description for installing Gnome in the handbook. Follow that.

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Thanks for the answer. –  Tarun Jul 18 '13 at 12:24

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