FreeBSD 5.2 vs. 5.2.1
epilogue at allstream.net
Tue Jul 13 10:24:08 PDT 2004
On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 12:56:32 -0400
Andrew Kilpatrick <andrew at andrewkilpatrick.org> wrote:
> I'm developing an embedded system based on FreeBSD. When I started to
> build a stripped down version of FreeBSD I was using 5.2 RELEASE. Now I
> keep finding that 5.2 has vanished from most servers, and only 5.2.1 is
> available. This is particularly troubling, because I'm worried that I'm
> targetting my product on a mysterious version of FreeBSD. We might be
> using whatever version we choose for the next 5 years or more, without
> So, my questions is.... what happened to 5.2 RELEASE? Is there some
> reason that it has gone away? Should I be upgrading my embedded distro?
the code most certainly hasn't gone away. what probably has disappeared
are the .iso sets you were working with.
"The sites in each country carry the most recent versions for the most
popular architecture(s) but might not carry the entire FreeBSD archive."
during my wanderings through the ethernet, i have come across at least one
site which archives the freebsd .iso releases. unfortunately, i did not
take note of it's url. perhaps google can help or, if we're really lucky,
another reader might know the sight and post the info.
regardless, you can always access the code for a given release via cvsup or
sup or ctm. cvsup is generally the most highly recommended method. for
all the details, please consult:
hope that this helps.
> freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to
> "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at freebsd.org"
More information about the freebsd-questions