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install/52979: Software Repository for release 7.1.1 does not exist.

>Number:         52979
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       Software Repository for release 7.1.1 does not exist.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Feb 05 14:40:00 +0000 2018
>Originator:     Steve Orso
>Release:        7.1.1
NetBSD netbsd764.domain.tld 7.1.1 NetBSD 7.1.1 (GENERIC.201712222334Z) amd64
>Description: does not seem to have a package directory for 7.1.1.  The 7.1.1 installer needs that directory to enable package installation.  

During installation from the ISO image NetBSD-7.1.1-amd64, after bootblocks console selection, I select option C. for a custom installation.  I select the option to enable installation of binaries.  The process fails because there is no 7.1.1 software repository.  If I change the repository URL to, installation continues.  

When I later set /etc/pkg_install.conf to include a PKG_PATH= option to the extant 7.1 repository, I can install packages, but I sometimes get a warning message that I am installing a package built for 7.1 on a 7.1.1 system.  
The work-around is to point the installer and /etc/pkg_install.conf to the 7.1 repository.  But this generates occasional error messages and, I believe, creates the potential to down-level a 7.1.1 system with 7.1 components.  

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