On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 01:45:44PM -0700, Philip J. Koenig wrote:
> On 17 Apr 2007 at 11:34, Sean Murphy boldly uttered: 
> > Kris Kennaway wrote: 
> >     On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 04:51:19AM -0700, Philip J. Koenig wrote:
> >       
> >     I'm trying to install the 200703 snapshot of 6.2-STABLE, and no 
> >     matter what server I select, no matter what variant I try of various 
> >     length paths specified in a custom URL to a server that I *know* has 
> >     the files (ftp.freebsd.org), I get the following message:
> >     
> >         Warning: Can't find the '6.2-STABLE-200703' distribution on this
> >         FTP server.  You may need to visit a different server for
> >         the release you are trying to fetch or go to the Options
> >         menu and to (sic) set the release name to explicitly match what's
> >         available on ftp.freebsd.org (or set to "any").
> >      
> >         Would you like to select another FTP server?
> >     
> >     
> >     I am booting from the 200703 snapshot i386 bootdisk-only ISO image.
> >         
> >     
> >     I don't think FTP installs are possible for snapshots, i.e. only the
> >     ISO images are provided.
> > During the choice for the ftp server selection there are two servers 
> > close to the top of the list that are named "snapshot.se.freebsd.org" 
> > and "snapshot.jp.freebsd.org" you might want to try those.
> Tried both before I posted my message here.  I got the "can't find" 
> message on both of them.
> Re: Kris's assertion, I guess I could have lived with that if it 
> weren't for the fact that the installer doesn't give you any clue of 
> this.
> Thought I was going to avoid the time to download and burn a couple 
> of CD's, and now it's sucked up way more of my time than making those 
> CD's ever would have...
> Thanks for the answers/input.

No special casing happens for the snapshot builds, i.e. sysinstall is
not specially modified to disable the FTP install option.

It should be mentioned in the documentation; but for all I know it
already is :)

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