Subject: Re: misc/3069: README.sup inaccurate
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@auchentoshan.pdl.cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 12/29/1996 18:44:53
> ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/sup/README.sup states:
> "Stable releases of NetBSD are available via SUP. Instructions are
> included with the release announcement.
> This is incorrect - Stable releases are available via FTP.
No, it is correct.
_everything_ that is available via FTP is also available via sup.
It's set up that way so that mirrors can retrieve everything via sup.
The full 1.2 release is available via the 'mirror' collection's '1.2'
and '1.2-export' releases (the latter is the exportable version).
Unfortunately, the README.sup file was never updated to noe the
existence of those collections (or the collections for 1.1), and is
probably missing a ew others as well.
Note that you _can't_ get exploded source trees of stable releases via
sup, but you can't do that via FTP, either.
... that README definitinely needs to be updated, though.