stability of FreeBSD 7 Beta 3?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Mon Nov 26 02:19:50 PST 2007

Tore Lund wrote:
> Ivan Voras wrote:
>> Dave wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>    How stable is FreeBSD 7 Beta 3? Is it near production are their any
>>> outstanding issues?
>> Probably no major bugs will be fixed between now and 7.0 so you might as
>> well start using it now.
>> It's "stable enough" like all .0 releases, meaning you should throughly
>> test it for your own workload before using it in production.
> Just curious, what is the "official" forum for pre-release discussions?
> I notice there are some threads on the "current" list, but it seems to
> me that this is really "questions" stuff, since it is an upcoming release.

freebsd-stable is probably best.

> In any case, I tried the boot-only CD, and I was not able to install any
> packages during the install process.  Sysinstall aborted with Signal 11
> when trying to read INDEX from the ftp site.  Pkg_add from the command
> line seems to work, however, so it looks like I may get online from
> 7.0-BETA3 tomorrow.

That is expected, packages are not available until later in the release 

> Moreover, wasn't there supposed to be a new install program?  I have
> read some promising remarks about it, but it's certainly not part of
> 7.0-BETA3.  Personally, I would much rather type a long list of commands
> than use the old, rickety sysinstall.

One is in early development, but not even complete let alone ready to 
replace sysinstall.


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