Subject: Re: Tracking -current
To: Rakhesh Sasidharan <email@example.com>
From: Reed Shadgett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
ftp.netbsd.org mirror). The other stuff under that NetBSD-current
directory is extracted sources. :)
This is the same as ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-current/ 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.