stable/9 still looking for packages at 9-current

Arnaud Lacombe lacombar at
Mon Jan 9 21:06:51 UTC 2012


On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 1:27 PM, Chris Rees <utisoft at> wrote:
> On 9 January 2012 18:16, Arnaud Lacombe <lacombar at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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.
> So, a pointless email.
as is linimon@'s.

>>> 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.
> Have you checked the website? The latest supported release is clearly
> specified, right in the middle of the home page.
> Please don't tell me you'd look in ftp before checking the website.  I
> think you're just looking to nitpick.
I did look the ftp before the website. It is an irrelevant source of
information as I assume none of that stuff to be up-to-date. re@ has
an unimpressive track record about information update.

 - Arnaud

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