stable/9 still looking for packages at 9-current

Arnaud Lacombe lacombar at
Mon Jan 9 18:17:01 UTC 2012


On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 9:37 AM, Mark Linimon <linimon at> wrote:
>> On 9. Jan 2012, at 01:04 , Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
>> So you are saying that FreeBSD is currently providing on
>> images tagged as being "9.0 RELEASE" (with
>> checksum provided), in a `releases' directory, which are not actually
>> release images per-se ?
> Excellent!  You've shown the ability to understand flat, declarative,
> sentences that have no qualifying phrases.
FWIW, this was more a sarcastic sentence pointing out that FreeBSD is
currently officially distributing non-released build in a directory
which might leads users to consider this is the official release, thus
misleading them.

> 9.0 will be *released* when and only when the official, signed, email
> goes out.  Everything up until that point is preparation.
ok, I'm a stupid lazy user (obviously)... While browsing the ftp, I
see 9.0 ISOs in a `releases' directory. Do you expect me to consult
freebsd-announce@, verify the signature of the announce, the hash of
the ISOs, etc. to consider that 9.0 has been released ? No, I see 9.0
ISOs in a `releases' directory, I assume it has been released,
whatever your spreading process is.

Btw, none of the CHECKSUMS files are signed on the FTP.

 - Arnaud

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