Installation of FreeBSD 8.0-Current-2009-amd64-dvd

Tim Kientzle kientzle at
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.


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