FreeBSD 5.3-BETA6 available

Matthias Andree ma at
Mon Sep 27 03:14:24 PDT 2004

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Scott Long <scottl at> writes:

> BIND9 is being imported and will be in the next and likely final beta,
> BETA7.  Users of the named daemon should visit the ISC website for
> information about migrating to BIND9.

BETA6 still has some critical and/or serious bugs open apparently
(according to the PR data base):

1. /bin/sh "unset" is still in violation of IEEE Std 1003.1, 2004
   edition.  FIX IS AVAILABLE, bug has been open for many months, has
   persisted in BETA4 and 5.

2. tcpdump IPv6CP segfaults are still open as of BETA5, FIX IS AVAILABLE:

3. data corruption on unaligned block access bug, kern/60313,
   is still open and unpatched AFAICS

4. NIS is still faulty in pretending users aren't there when in fact NIS
   cannot tell if an account exists; bin/46866 is still open and unpatched

5. default inetd configuration denial of service bug, conf/33670, is still
   open and unpatched AND A LAST CHANCE TO FIX NOW

6. (portsmgr issue) no "yes or no" or whatsoever for my inquires whether
   ports/72017 can be committed in spite of the freeze. It's a
   bugfix-only update.

Please state which of these will be fixed before 5.3-RELEASE and what
further help is needed with these.

Matthias Andree

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