Installation of FreeBSD 8.0-Current-2009-amd64-dvd
kientzle at freebsd.org
Mon May 11 20:10:44 UTC 2009
Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote:
> I know that current snapshots should not be used in any production purposes
> My intention was only to install it , run some programs , and if I get a
> feeling that supplying an information to current developers may be useful to
> send an e-mail about my experiences .
> I think such installation and test results would be useful to current
> developers if I am not wrongly assumed that .
Feedback is always appreciated.
If you'd like to work with -CURRENT, you should
definitely learn how to use the FreeBSD "ports"
system, which builds third-party software from
source. As I mentioned earlier, "packages" are not
always available for -CURRENT.
The FreeBSD -CURRENT snapshot DVDs are actually a pretty
tough place to start. They are automatically generated
from whatever happens to be in SVN that day; as a result,
they're mostly useful as a regular test of the release-building
scripts and somewhat useful for testing the installer. For
testing the rest of the system, I suggest that you learn
how to update the core system from source code. There are
quite a few articles and blog posts explaining how to do
this. It also helps to watch the freebsd-current mailing
list so you know when things are relatively calm.
More information about the freebsd-current