Sysinstall cannot find snapshot releases

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Sun Mar 22 09:45:50 PDT 2009

On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 11:38 AM, Jason Nordwick <jnordwick at> wrote:
> I'm a previous FreeBSD user that used to track current and returning after a
> few years. If my memory is correct, the definition of -stable, -release, and
> -current seems to have changed? (but my memory sucks so excuse me if I'm
> wrong).


> Can you no longer track -release, but instead -stable is actually more
> advanced at times (more bug fixes and backports)?

You can track -RELEASE for security errata.

> So I guess I would like to use -current or -stable and occasionally cvsup
> the tree. I tried downloading the 200902 current and stable snapshots, and
> sysinstall keeps telling me the Main site doesn't have them, so I tried
> 200812 current and that doesn't work either. Is there an FTP problem this
> morning?

How exactly are you trying to do this?  If your answer is
freebsd-update, read the manual page for freebsd-update, as it clearly
states you cannot use it with -STABLE and -CURRENT.

Glen Barber

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