Re: about freebsd current version

2002-06-26 Thread Avleen Vig

Prasad,

I'm glad to see that you have taken an interest in FreeBSD.
Unfortunately the -CURRENT branch is a development branch. This means it
it known to have many many bugs and is garaunteed not to be stable for
everyday use.
As an example, I installed the -CURRENT software two days ago and have had
crashes every few hours!
This branch is to help develop the next release of FreeBSD.

I would recommend you install the -STABLE branch (the most stanble) or
-RELEASE (fairly stable with the probability of a few bugs here and
there).

Instructions for this and a lot of other good documentation on getting
started with FreeBSD can be found at:
  http://www.freebsd.org/handbook

I hope this help


Avleen Vig
US, originally UK, nativally India also :P

On Tue, 25 Jun 2002, Prasad Iyer wrote:

 Sir,
 I have recently downloaded freebsd Current Version. I am new to
 Freebsd. I am installing Freebsd from DOS media. During the
 installation it is not able to find bin directory I search your FTP
 site for this directory but wasn't able to find it. Can you please
 help me with this.
 Your early reply would be highly appreciated. As a programmer I am
 very restless.
 Thanks
 regards
 Prasad Iyer
 (india)




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Re: about freebsd current version

2002-06-26 Thread David Schultz

Thus spake Avleen Vig [EMAIL PROTECTED]:
 I would recommend you install the -STABLE branch (the most stanble) or
 -RELEASE (fairly stable with the probability of a few bugs here and
 there).

You have that backwards.  (Admittedly, the historical nomenclature
doesn't help.)  -STABLE is a continually-evolving development branch
like -CURRENT, but it is generally the target of more conservative,
tested changes.  Releases are periodically made from -STABLE after
extensive testing.

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