On Monday 31 December 2007 04:25:05 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Hello FreeBSD representative, > > I am new to the FreeBSD community. In the past I have typically installed > a linux variant in my home systems, but recently decided to give FreeBSD a > try since I could not find a distribution that fit my needs. > > I believe that fbsd is a good platform, but have found some areas that I'd > like to point out. They are both rooted in the idea of a secure file > transfer and file validation. > > Why isn't checksum information provided for packages? These are found in > this directory: > ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/6.2-RELEASE/packages/
There are checksums for the ISO images. For example: ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/6.2 has the checksums. > > I can't seem to find any documentation anywhere. You are looking for documentation for FreeBSD? http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ is a good place to start. I have only been using FreeBSD for a few months, so I ordered the book Absolute FreeBSD and I got it over the weekend. It has a lot of information useful to new users. If you don't know if you want to spend the money, you might find the first edition in your local library. The second edition was released recently. > These are for all of the > .tbz packages. The information is provided for every file except for > these. Also, instead of the ftp protocol, why don't you offer download > options like https? I am sure that many people are interested in such an > option. I don't know the answer to that question. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"