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Re: install/56255: Release set syssrc does not exist

This was the 9.2 amd64 cd linked on the front page.

The src sets should be on the distro cd, because the installer installs them when you select install src.  Otherwise you’ll get an error.  The distro cd doesn’t say it’s binary only, and finding the src sets was kind of tedious (still in the same basic place as years ago), but a new user might not be able to to figure it out.

This breaks your documentation and installer.

I get that it would be good to have a binary distro cd, but full distribution cd image should be provided as well.


PS, the installer __still__ doesn’t properly partition and label disks (created a whole disk e partition, kernel can’t boot), but I’ve given up complaining about that.    I put in some but reports many years ago (version 5, 6, 7 maybe).


Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 16, 2021, at 11:15 PM, Martin Husemann <> wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR install/56255; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Martin Husemann <>
> To:
> Cc: 
> Subject: Re: install/56255: Release set syssrc does not exist
> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 06:12:33 +0200
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 03:50:01AM +0000, wrote:
>>> Description:
>> Packages are missing from the distribution CD.
> Please provide more details.
> Which "the distribution CD" are you talking about (i.e. from what URL
> did you download) and why do you think it should contain sources?
> This is not a trick question, but I counted 55 *.iso files in the
> /pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-9.2/images directory, they are not all alike.
> You mention "syssrc", which would be found in
> /pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-9.2/source/sets as syssrc.tgz.
> If there is an inconsistency in the installer/install documentation/release
> build procedure we certainly want to fix it, but we have to understand
> what is wrong where. I don't think we ever have put sources on the
> binary install CDs (but I might misremember).
> Martin

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