[Fwd: FreeBSD 9.0-RC3 Available...]

Fbsd8 fbsd8 at a1poweruser.com
Fri Dec 9 02:45:22 UTC 2011

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: FreeBSD 9.0-RC3 Available...
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 20:57:18 -0500
From: Ken Smith <kensmith at buffalo.edu>
Organization: U. Buffalo
To: freebsd-current at freebsd.org, freebsd-stable <freebsd-stable at freebsd.org>

The third and what should be final Release Candidate build for the
9.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available.  Since this is the
beginning of a brand new branch (stable/9) I cross-post the
announcements to both -current and -stable.  But just so you know
most of the developers active in head and stable/9 pay more attention
to the -current mailing list.  If you notice problems you can report
them through the normal Gnats PR system or on the -current mailing

This should be the last of the test builds.  We hope to begin the final
release builds in about a week.  The 9.0-RELEASE cycle will be tracked


The location of the FTP install tree and ISOs is the same as it has
been for BETA2/BETA3/RC1/RC2.  The layout to a large degree is being
dictated by the new build infrastructure and installer.  But it's not
particularly well suited to humans so I've added a shorter pathway to
the ISOs.  Unless there are lots of complaints about the layout we'll
stick with this for the release.

ISO images for amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64, and sparc64 are
available here:


That directory is a set of symbolic links to the ISO images for all of
the supported architectures, and checksum files (for example there is
a symlink named CHECKSUM.MD5-amd64 that points to the CHECKSUM.MD5 file
for the amd64 architecture).

MD5/SHA256 checksums are tacked on below.

If you would like to use csup/cvsup mechanisms to access the source
tree the branch tag to use is now "RELENG_9_0", if you use "." (head)
you will get 10-CURRENT.  If you would like to access the source tree
via SVN it is "svn://svn.freebsd.org/base/releng/9.0/".  We still have
the nit that the creation of a new SVN branch winds up causing what
looks like a check-in of the entire tree in CVS (a side-effect of the
svn2cvs exporter) so "mergemaster -F" is your friend if you are using

FreeBSD Update

The freebsd-update(8) utility supports binary upgrades of i386 and amd64 
running earlier FreeBSD releases. Systems running 7.[34]-RELEASE,
8.[12]-RELEASE, 9.0-BETA[123], or 9.0-RC[1,2] can upgrade as follows:

First, a minor change must be made to the freebsd-update code in order
for it to accept file names appearing in FreeBSD 9.0 which contain the '%'
and '@' characters; without this change, freebsd-update will error out
with the message "The update metadata is correctly signed, but failed an
integrity check".

# sed -i '' -e 's/=_/=%@_/' /usr/sbin/freebsd-update

Now freebsd-update can fetch bits belonging to 9.0-RC3.  During this process
freebsd-update will ask for help in merging configuration files.

# freebsd-update upgrade -r 9.0-RC3

Due to changes in the way that FreeBSD is packaged on the release media, two
complications may arise in this process if upgrading from FreeBSD 7.x or 
1. The FreeBSD kernel, which previously could appear in either /boot/kernel
or /boot/GENERIC, now only appears as /boot/kernel.  As a result, any kernel
appearing in /boot/GENERIC will be deleted.  Please carefully read the 
printed by freebsd-update and confirm that an updated kernel will be placed
into /boot/kernel before proceeding beyond this point.
2. The FreeBSD source tree in /usr/src (if present) will be deleted. 
freebsd-update will update a source tree, but in this case the changes in
release packaging result in freebsd-update not recognizing that the 
source tree
from the old release and the source tree from the new release correspond 
to the
same part of FreeBSD.)

# freebsd-update install

The system must now be rebooted with the newly installed kernel before the
non-kernel components are updated.

# shutdown -r now

After rebooting, freebsd-update needs to be run again to install the new
userland components:

# freebsd-update install

At this point, users of systems being upgraded from FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE or
earlier will be prompted by freebsd-update to rebuild all third-party
applications (e.g., ports installed from the ports tree) due to updates in
system libraries.

After updating installed third-party applications (and again, only if
freebsd-update printed a message indicating that this was necessary), run
freebsd-update again so that it can delete the old (no longer used) system

# freebsd-update install
Finally, reboot into 9.0-RC3:


MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 53f2bc5a3d18124769bfb066e921559a
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-amd64-disc1.iso) = b88eca54341523713712b184c6a7fc9a
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-amd64-memstick.img) = a9b58348736d4a7a179941e818d33986

MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-i386-bootonly.iso) = 86f0410ffb1c55fcb8faf33814e6e95b
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-i386-disc1.iso) = 3585047256b1b8f72319aa55ffa3c3ad
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-i386-memstick.img) = 8be95b49c498e666f87957a8c10997ce

MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 7a8e99a61d21ae8a5f6be9fb7f878b11
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-ia64-memstick) = 5484765d3373c59372cdb53bbea2ab2d
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-ia64-release.iso) = 7791f810dbe7d1ee7cf30510f0981424

MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = 
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-powerpc-memstick) = 2ebbdb2379d1f0e1a24a5ac31f22cf6f
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-powerpc-release.iso) = e6c38096826b015eaa63a8109b809250

MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-powerpc64-bootonly.iso) = 
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-powerpc64-memstick) = 4b74c2d73b56f5f38590b0da2cf64054
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-powerpc64-release.iso) = 

MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-sparc64-disc1.iso) = b51648c80862f54d230cf13b4a34604b

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-amd64-disc1.iso) = 
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-amd64-memstick.img) = 

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-i386-bootonly.iso) = 
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-i386-disc1.iso) = 
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-i386-memstick.img) = 

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-ia64-memstick) = 
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-ia64-release.iso) = 

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = 
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-powerpc-memstick) = 
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-powerpc-release.iso) = 

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-powerpc64-bootonly.iso) = 
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-powerpc64-memstick) = 
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-powerpc64-release.iso) = 

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 

                                                 Ken Smith
- From there to here, from here to      |       kensmith at buffalo.edu
   there, funny things are everywhere.   |
                       - Theodore Geisel |

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