installing 7 - snapshot iso gives "cannot parse info file for XYZ distribution"

Nikos Vassiliadis nvass at
Fri Jul 6 11:52:59 UTC 2007

On Thursday 05 July 2007 22:47, Steve Franks wrote:
> My current issue is needing the src dist to build the ndis wrapper for
> may crappy wlan.
> I'd be happy enough to get src from the ftp site, but so far as I can
> tell, the only thing for 7.0 is the snapshot, no 7.0/src folder.

Don't you have the ISO image?
At least on the 7.0-CURRENT-200705 snapshot the
7.0-CURRENT-200705/src directory has the source.

> What's the 'right' way to do this?

Few suggestions, more or less related...

I had problems using snapshots mainly 'cause of
OS version tag.

I think installing the system from a snapshot,
getting the updated source and building it from
scrath, would be better. And if you really want,
you can get the source from a specific date(the
snapshot's apparently) using cvs -D.

HTH, Nikos

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