Subject: Re: Tracking -current
To: Rakhesh Sasidharan <>
From: Reed Shadgett <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/26/2001 05:18:41
On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 02:50:15PM +0530, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
> Somebody had given a link to a site containing -current ISO images.  On
> the same site, I found the following files as below:

Weekly tar files of NetBSD-current sources (they're hosting a mirror).  The other stuff under that NetBSD-current
directory is extracted sources. :)

This is the same as et al.

This is part of their NetBSD FTP mirror, and doesn't have anything
to do with the next two URIs you reference.

> 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 ?

No, it's snapshots of the 1.5 release branch with KAME.  All of this 
Plat'Home created stuff (snapshots and iso images) is of the latest
release branch (not -current).
> 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 ?

This is an ISO image of the contents of the directory referenced in the
second link.  It's apparently 'large' since they're including things such
as IPv6-ready packages, etc. :)

Hope this clarifies things a little.

Take care 

Reed <>