FreeBSD 10.1-RC4 Now Available

Ian Smith smithi at
Mon Nov 3 07:55:31 UTC 2014

On Mon, 3 Nov 2014 07:42:04 +0000, Glen Barber wrote:
 > On Mon, Nov 03, 2014 at 05:54:50PM +1100, Ian Smith wrote:
 > > On Sun, 2 Nov 2014 19:43:44 +0000, Glen Barber wrote:
 > > 
 > >  > Note to consumers of the dvd1.iso image: The packages included on the
 > >  > dvd will not be recognized by bsdconfig(8), and the cause is being
 > >  > investigated.  The packages, however, can be installed manually.
 > > 
 > > Where is this issue being discussed?  I just browsed October -current@ 
 > > archives, seeing no mention, and -sysinstall@ (dead since August, last 
 > > real discussion in June, giving the last - terrifying! - list of PRs ..)
 > > 
 > > I'm soon to find out if this issue affects 9.3 also, on a memstick made 
 > > from the DVD.  I reported similar problems re 10.0-R (to questions@ cc 
 > > Devin) and what I thought _might_ be a fix, but heard nothing back.
 > > 
 > It is not (currently actively) being discussed, but there has been prior
 > discussion about the issues with bsdconfig(8) and pkg(8) integration in
 > the past off-list.
 > The issues affecting 10.1-RELEASE were not present in 9.3-RELEASE with
 > the 9.3-RELEASE tagged ports tree.

Ok, thanks.  I'll go ahead with my 9.3 testing, involving a small patch 
to bsdconfig while generating the memstick image; in outline, bsdconfig 
only looks for local packages if the install media type is _detected_ as 
a CD, where that needs to apply to a) memsticks and b) other media types 
like a local disk partition if they include a package set as on the DVD.

cheers, Ian

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