Subject: Tracking -current
To: <>
From: Rakhesh Sasidharan <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/26/2001 14:50:15

Somebody had given a link to a site containing -current ISO images.  On
the same site, I found the following files as below:

[14:36:48](csu96154@localhost)$ ncftp
NcFTP 3.0.0 beta 19 (June 11, 1999) by Mike Gleason.


ncftp ...-current/tar_files/src > ls 
bin.tar.gz         etc.tar.gz         libexec.tar.gz     top-level.tar.gz
config.tar.gz      games.tar.gz       regress.tar.gz     usr.bin.tar.gz
crypto.tar.gz      gnu.tar.gz         sbin.tar.gz        usr.sbin.tar.gz
dist.tar.gz        include.tar.gz     share.tar.gz
distrib.tar.gz     lib.tar.gz         sys.tar.gz

What are these supposed to be ?  Source code for -current, or compiled
snapshots ?  

On the same site, I also found this link:
and it seems to contain things organized in the usual way (ie, with
subdirectories called binary/ installation/ etc ...).  Would this be the
location of the -current snapshots then ?

One last thing: I also found this link:
but this file is around 370 MB.  Ay reasons why the ISO image is so big,
while the rest don't seem to be so big ?

I suppose these questions were pretty stupid to ask as the contents of the
sites may vary from site to site ... but still, if anybody has worked on
-current, and knows a bit on what I can do, please help ...


PS: Or is it that the second link contains the binary, with which I
install -current, and then use the first link for all the sources etc; and
finally, the third link contains both together ?  Just a thot.