Installing head

Clay Daniels Jr. clay.daniels.jr at
Wed Oct 16 18:26:48 UTC 2019

Your question is not stupid. Asking questions is a very good way to learn.
Head means different things to different folks. If you want the true "head"
you have to compile it all. I'm lazy & impatient, so this is what I do:

Every Friday there is a new selection of downloads of FreeBSD 13.0 Current
at where you scroll down to 13.0 and
select your image, likely amd or i386 (intel). Make a bootable install
media. I prefer burning it to a cd/dvd, but thumbdrives work fine too
(mostly). Prepare a place to install it, and make a fresh install. And be
sure to join the Current email list.

Some weeks work fine, sometimes not. Current is a work in progress, so when
you install a fresh image, don't rush to throw away the old one - you may
need it for the next week. And it's OK to skip a week;-)


On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 10:02 AM Andrea Venturoli <ml at> wrote:

> Hello.
> Sorry for the stupid questions: I'm trying to install a HEAD system, in
> order to perform some tests.
> I tried starting from a 12.0 and building world, but I got some errors.
> Should I move to 12-STABLE before I try HEAD?
>   bye & Thanks
>         av.
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