Availability of freebsd-stable snapshot releases

Matthew Seaman matthew at FreeBSD.org
Mon Mar 26 08:18:42 UTC 2012

On 26/03/2012 08:53, Kai Gallasch wrote:
> I wonder why there are no more stable freebsd-stable snapshots made available on the ftp servers.
> Was there an official explanation?
> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots
> The process of publishing them somehow stopped in mid-2011.
> From time to time it comes in very handy for testing purposes, to have snapshot releases available.

The RE team has been busy with actual releases since about that date:
first 9.0 and at the moment 8.3.  Even so, this does seem to have fallen
by the wayside.

As an alternative, allbsd.org carries snapshots:


If you're concerned about downloading OS images from random sites on the
net (and you should be), this site is run by a leading FreeBSD developer
hrs at FreeBSD.org and I think it's trustworthy.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey

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