Is FTP install broken?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Apr 17 16:43:15 UTC 2007

On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 04:51:19AM -0700, Philip J. Koenig wrote:
> For probably the 2nd time in history for me, I am trying an FTP 
> install.  It's been a good while since I've done a FBSD install, and 
> I assumed things had gotten more polished since 4.x..
> I'm trying to install the 200703 snapshot of 6.2-STABLE, and no 
> matter what server I select, no matter what variant I try of various 
> length paths specified in a custom URL to a server that I *know* has 
> the files (, I get the following message:
>     Warning: Can't find the '6.2-STABLE-200703' distribution on this
>     FTP server.  You may need to visit a different server for
>     the release you are trying to fetch or go to the Options
>     menu and to (sic) set the release name to explicitly match what's
>     available on (or set to "any").
>     Would you like to select another FTP server?
> I am booting from the 200703 snapshot i386 bootdisk-only ISO image.

I don't think FTP installs are possible for snapshots, i.e. only the
ISO images are provided.

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