FreeBSD 6.0-BETA2 Available

Ken Smith kensmith at
Fri Aug 5 17:27:13 GMT 2005


The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability
of FreeBSD 6.0-BETA2.

Because suitable pre-build packages are not widely available (see the
Known Issues section below) BETA2 only has disc1 and bootonly ISOs
available, and there are no FTP install trees.

We encourage people to help with testing so any final bugs can be identified
and worked out.  Availability of ISO images is given below.  If you have
an older system you want to update using the normal CVS/cvsup source based
upgrade the branch tag to use is RELENG_6 (though that will change for the
Release Candidates later).  Problem reports can be submitted using the
send-pr(1) command.

The list of open issues and things still being worked on are on the
todo list:

Since this is the first release of a new branch we only have a rough
idea for some of the dates.  The current rough schedule is available
but most dates are still listed as "TBD - To Be Determined":

Known Issues

Prebuilt packages are not available at this time due to the recent bump
of shared library version numbers.  The installation procedure will
fail to install things normally present as packages (e.g. perl).  There
is a full ports tree available so you can build anything you want to
use from that.


The BETA2 ISOs are available on most of the FreeBSD Mirror sites.  A list
of the mirror sites is available here:

The MD5s are:

  MD5 (6.0-BETA2-alpha-bootonly.iso) = 800d6bf84642ade264fce2594b783136
  MD5 (6.0-BETA2-alpha-disc1.iso) = 12cbc4fbf616a8a6c70184aaa3e389a4

  MD5 (6.0-BETA2-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 4e027ebc30157677464e8a4766d6f924
  MD5 (6.0-BETA2-amd64-disc1.iso) = 2e54efd31dc63dadf5b68b4345233611

  MD5 (6.0-BETA2-i386-bootonly.iso) = 70129bbc9e490836de7544230b6bc6fb
  MD5 (6.0-BETA2-i386-disc1.iso) = 3b1917c8143cbc99b22fc50e405c710f

  MD5 (6.0-BETA2-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 60a277555ae190b30113cd2fab9a3d64
  MD5 (6.0-BETA2-ia64-disc1.iso) = a89acc0a1493b8c4d3786ddef33bdf42
  MD5 (6.0-BETA2-ia64-livefs.iso) = 85d0f5d14d0e8b1697aa2c4dcdf73f68

  MD5 (6.0-BETA2-pc98-disc1.iso) = bfca0ea211c1f977204b9677720289db

  MD5 (6.0-BETA2-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = a79dae4b17b14dda908b84ac388a411b
  MD5 (6.0-BETA2-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 6aaefe58e249057d4b7d2418ec1c52c5
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