5.0-RELEASE missing info

Roger Merritt mcrogerm at stjohn.ac.th
Thu May 22 01:31:49 PDT 2003

At 03:34 AM 5/22/03, you wrote:
>Roger Merritt <mcrogerm at stjohn.ac.th> writes:
> > Because of a power supply problem that is taking a long time to fix, I
> > recently had to set up a replacement server (gateway for a
> > LAN). Naturally I chose to set up FreeBSD. Since it was urgent and
> > ordering a CD by mail would take at least a week, I downloaded by
> > ftp. Hope I don't have to do that again soon. Anyway, I followed the
> > instructions in the Handbook, which pointed me to
> > ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/5.0-RELEASE/floppies/. OK,
> > I noticed that "5.0-RELEASE" in there, but I've seen a number of
> > comments in this list that 5.0 is going to be the next STABLE so
> > figured I might as well go ahead.
>Sounds like you missed:
>5.x *will* be -STABLE some day, but not until at least 5.2.

Ah, there it is. Yes, I missed that before. Thanks for pointing me to it. 
Now I wonder why the Handbook points people who are installing FreeBSD to 
the 5.0 floppies. Well, it's no big thing, and I could have found the 4.8 
floppies if I'd been a little less lazy.


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