Current way of downloading sources

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Feb 21 21:33:25 UTC 2012

On Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:18:41 +0100, Fernando Apesteguía wrote:
> Hi all,
> Before 9.0 I used to use sysinstall to download sources for several
> distributions including kernel and libraries. However, this doesn't seem to
> work anymore. Whatever source distribution I try to download I get the
> error that it doesn't exist in the server.
> The handbook[1] still says sysinstall can be used to do the job. Is it
> right? If so, what could be my mistake.

The easiest way to get the RELEASE sources is to download
them using FTP:

(and for amd64 architecture respectively)

Leaving the discussion "old vs. new installer" aside, this
method should always work.

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