bsdinstall and current (possible stable) snapshots

Sergey V. Dyatko sergey.dyatko at
Mon Mar 23 05:53:51 UTC 2015

On Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:47:38 +0300
"Sergey V. Dyatko" <sergey.dyatko at> wrote: 

> Hi Devin,
> Recently I'm trying to install FreeBSD CURRENT from bootonly image
> ( FreeBSD-11.0-CURRENT-amd64-20150302-r279514-bootonly.iso)
> on IBM HS22 blade via bladecenter's kvm but I faced with problem on checksum
> stage, bootonly doesn't contain base, kernel,etc distributions but it contain
> manifest file. 
> On mirrors we have  pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/${ARCH}/11.0-CURRENT/*txz and
> MANIFEST, sha256 sums from _local_ manifest doesn't match sha256 sums for
> fetched files. I suppose it will be fine with RELEASE bootonly iso but not
> with stable/current.
> there is 2 ways how we can handle it:
> 1) download remote MANIFEST if spotted checksum mismatch and trying to use it
> 2) allow user to continue installation with 'broken' distributions 
> I had to first put 10.1 then update it to HEAD :(
> What do you think ?

replying to myself  :)
possible way. #3:
distribution filenames must contain svn revision. On checksum stage we can easy
check does local MANIFEST actual or we must use remote file...

wbr, tiger

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