Subject: Re: Suggestion: NetBSD source official ISO image
To: Carl Mascott <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-install
Date: 12/11/2001 16:22:47
Carl Mascott <> writes:
> I just received a set of NetBSD 1.5.2 i386 CD-ROMs purchased
> from Edmunds Enterprises of America.  These 4 CDs are made from
> the official NetBSD ISO images (install plus 3 packages).

Since there are two cd in 1.5.2, plus 3 cds of packages, I'd say that
there is obviously something missing here.

"You get what you pay for...."

> I assume that CheapByte's NetBSD CDs are the same.
> I was surprised that there's no source on the install CD, nor
> is there an official ISO image with source.
> How about putting the source for formal releases in an
> official ISO image, either in the install image or in a separate
> image?  That way the CD-ROM vendors will pick up on it.
> Right now, NetBSD source on CD-ROM at a low price is a little
> hard to find.
> I realize that some people might want to keep the install ISO
> image as small as possible.

Perry E. Metzger
NetBSD Development, Support & CDs.