Old release of FreeBSD

Tom Rhodes trhodes at FreeBSD.org
Sat Feb 10 01:30:24 UTC 2007

On Fri, 09 Feb 2007 11:27:39 -0500
François Gagnon <fgagnon at sce.carleton.ca> wrote:

> Hi, I was browsing the old-releases ISO directory of FreeBSD at:
> ftp://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/old-releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES
> looking for FreeBSD 4.2 in order to test something I have not worked on 
> for a long time.
> I indeed found what I was looking for. However, there seems to be two 
> possible version for FreeBSD 4.2.
> One is simply FreeBSD 4.2 and the other is FreeBSD 4.2-Release
> FreeBSD 4.3 directory contains only on install iso while FreeBSD 
> 4.2-Release contains two cd iso.
> I am a little confused with this "duplication". Is there any difference 
> between these two versions of 4.2 ?
> Thanks a lot and have a great week end!

Most likely the 4.2-Release is the actual release and the other
one might either be a directory (haven't checked personally), or
one a release candidate.  You could also look at the file dates
and see which one is newer.  Hope that helps,

Tom Rhodes

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