FreeBSD 5.4-RC4 Available

Ken Smith kensmith at
Mon May 2 18:59:00 PDT 2005


The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability
of FreeBSD 5.4-RC4, the fourth Release Candidate of the FreeBSD 5.4 release
cycle.  This will be the last Release Candidate, unless a major problem is
discovered as part of RC4 testing the final release will be made early next
week.  This RC contains fixes to all known major issues.

We encourage people to help with testing so any final bugs can be identified
and worked out.  

Availability of ISO images and support for doing FTP based installs 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_5_4.  Problem
reports can be submitted using the send-pr(1) command, and/or posted to
the "freebsd-stable at" mailing list.

A schedule and the current todo list for the 5.4 Release Cycle are available:

The packages being provided as part of RC4 are what is expected to come
with the final release for the alpha, amd64, i386, pc98, and sparc64
architectures.  There will be a few more adjustments made to the package
set for ia64.

Special thanks to Doug White (Looksmart), Stephan Uphoff, Alan Cox (Rice
University), Robert Watson (SPARTA), John Baldwin (The Weather Channel),
Paul Vixie (ISC), and Peter Losher (ISC) for their work tracking down and
fixing the last big show-stopper.


The RC4 ISOs and FTP support for all architectures are available now on most
of the FreeBSD Mirror sites.  A list of the mirror sites is available here:

The MD5s of the ISO images are:

MD5 (5.4-RC4-alpha-bootonly.iso) = 042b154c74b3ad917040dc84a5821e05
MD5 (5.4-RC4-alpha-disc1.iso) = 7266c40da24def01941daa82cf80f15b
MD5 (5.4-RC4-alpha-disc2.iso) = fd0d199ea31afd48d3c59cef6111ba9a

MD5 (5.4-RC4-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 819852f18e41ebe4d4d42fce3bdd35a4
MD5 (5.4-RC4-amd64-disc1.iso) = acf6a5193ff3d7caef1d4492fcac2c9a
MD5 (5.4-RC4-amd64-disc2.iso) = 293a4670f7bcfb1bb30289c06327b8fc

MD5 (5.4-RC4-i386-bootonly.iso) = ff8d96644b2cf28cfc4b00d4061f78aa
MD5 (5.4-RC4-i386-disc1.iso) = e133e34e5b92804e00816cad8b3e4559
MD5 (5.4-RC4-i386-disc2.iso) = 019af1777c83c90e7b366cb2bddc13a9

MD5 (5.4-RC4-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 992a2ee2644fea1e0c5c3199f1ed7255
MD5 (5.4-RC4-ia64-disc1.iso) = ae7a494707ab7d29309c812570012c26
MD5 (5.4-RC4-ia64-disc2.iso) = 73a1ebcd38deccbbf6534ef1d9c0d11f
MD5 (5.4-RC4-ia64-livefs.iso) = 914aff32dc853114b7ec89f789556683

MD5 (5.4-RC4-pc98-disc1.iso) = 28e3d46e59291e3b695f9bd59c7024d1

MD5 (5.4-RC4-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 1afcd18c7edd19d8f2ea3ec6212c2771
MD5 (5.4-RC4-sparc64-disc1.iso) = a7c18eeef17c8873310c829b3f6bba84
MD5 (5.4-RC4-sparc64-disc2.iso) = fb4e2af7a3a16aa15fe35c5f424340f1

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