Subject: Re: Problem with NeBSD 3.0 netinstall
To: uhel <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/26/2005 08:28:52
In message <>, uhel writes:
>>>> You mean you are using a floppy to boot a machine
>>>> then you install using FTP ?
>>> yes
>> Good. That's the method I usually use myself : I boot
>> on the two floppies and directly install using FTP.
>> Should work just fine.
>>> Yes, but I think the package misc.tgz is good. I try to ftp
>>> program to download it from another machine but I can't.
>> If you cannot download this package, something is wrong.
>are you sure about that? I checkt a few mirrors from the list of
>NetBSD mirrors e.g.:
>but there is no misc.tgz.
>There are some mirrors which seem to have one e.g.:
>but if you use ls -l you only see a sym-link:
>misc.tgz -> ../../../shared/ALL/misc.tgz
>but .../shared/All is an empty directory.
>That leads me to the question: Does NetBSD 3 include a package named
>misc.tgz or is there only an old entry on the floppies?

When I built NetBSD 3.0 from source on Sept 9, there was indeed a 

		--Steven M. Bellovin,