FreeBSD 7.0-RC1 Available

Ken Smith kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Sat Dec 29 17:23:58 PST 2007

Sorry for the delay with this next phase of the release process.  The
ports team has gotten the release package sets built for most of the
architectures (sparc64 is still a long way off) so we have begun
including the pre-built packages on the ISOs.  Even a very basic
post-build test turned up one latent bug in sysinstall, and once that
was fixed a more extensive test (load both kde and gnome) turned up two
more latent bugs.  Releases are the only time sysinstall/package stuff
ever gets tested so ...

The 7.0-RC1 builds have one of the three bugs fixed in them.  The other
two bugs aren't fatal to installs on 7.0-RC1 (they were fatal to
installs on 6.3-RC2...) and we have more 7.0-RCs coming so I went ahead
with making 7.0-RC1 available as-is.  It's a memory leak while
installing packages, as long as you have more than 512Mb of memory in
the machine even installing either kde or gnome shouldn't cause you too
much trouble.  More than that it'll start paging which is annoying. :-)
All three fixes have been put in RELENG_7_0 at this point but the
7.0-RC1 builds were done before the the second two fixes went in.

The 6.3-RC2 builds for amd64, i386, and sparc64 are being re-done with
the three fixes in, they should be available in a day or so.

For people updating older systems, as previously announced the release
branch for 7.0 has been created in the source repository so if you want
to continue along the path of testing what will be released use
RELENG_7_0 for the branch tag of any cvs or c[v]sup based updates.

Users of i386 or amd64 systems running FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE, 6.3-BETA*,
6.3-RC1, or 7.0-BETA* may wish to perform a binary upgrade to 7.0-RC1
using code recently added to the freebsd-update utility.  On systems
running 7.0-BETA4, the instructions for "minor upgrades" at:

should be followed for this purpose; on systems running older releases
or BETAs (including 7.0 BETAs prior to BETA4) the lengthier instructions
for "major upgrades" at:

(which include rebuilding all software installed from the ports tree)
should be followed.

Since 6.3 is so close to being released we're also starting to do a test
drive of the bittorrent stuff.  If you would like to try downloading the
ISOs via bittorrent see:

for a general list of what's available via bittorrent.  How well it
works typically depends on how many people are using it so it's hard to
say how well it will work at this stage.  The ISOs are also available
from the FTP mirror sites as before:<arch>/ISO-IMAGES/7.0/

Checksums for the ISO files are:

MD5 (7.0-RC1-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 03dc4b83ba261091f08d6a5194f2abac
MD5 (7.0-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso) = 48f5f8a2436042a0e1db716201a1c695
MD5 (7.0-RC1-amd64-disc2.iso) = 59cc248117989ae7470e41516a9f7d1c
MD5 (7.0-RC1-amd64-disc3.iso) = eb9cd779e1af0c43c06fa8aad0d9edae
MD5 (7.0-RC1-amd64-docs.iso) = 0614444fbbb1ad928acb4b742140d574
MD5 (7.0-RC1-amd64-livefs.iso) = 79e3778a489aa6dcda1b0c204e87599b

MD5 (7.0-RC1-i386-bootonly.iso) = dcfc96ab0dd2f4f0d88ead420a0b976d
MD5 (7.0-RC1-i386-disc1.iso) = 4ab7c1577f0b474aeb68a84a9f39724c
MD5 (7.0-RC1-i386-disc2.iso) = ac1b7b1bff75e250e684b7012d0bd1b4
MD5 (7.0-RC1-i386-disc3.iso) = 85413d8addce3c37be0c78ef7272527a
MD5 (7.0-RC1-i386-docs.iso) = 2beabdb4b34e1775add5765530b0f99e
MD5 (7.0-RC1-i386-livefs.iso) = 02832b319b43421899faeb5b6576739f

MD5 (7.0-RC1-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 6eb02283bd4a4c8559667d7060101937
MD5 (7.0-RC1-ia64-disc1.iso) = 333398b0bfe5233bd202a52d391ac24c
MD5 (7.0-RC1-ia64-docs.iso) = ef5b0ad45d33c0f2a370e9e6d6857180
MD5 (7.0-RC1-ia64-livefs.iso) = ac4eba66c0bafc2b9db18699ff42eccb

MD5 (7.0-RC1-pc98-bootonly.iso) = 4ee60e35838ce0c8f5a0fe812e87b298
MD5 (7.0-RC1-pc98-disc1.iso) = 5da5b07335651a491c0c2e61cf6ed20e
MD5 (7.0-RC1-pc98-livefs.iso) = 9fad56e254c4af73363bd398c70760f7

MD5 (7.0-RC1-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = 2f305b612738af7e9b0ce3985244dc66
MD5 (7.0-RC1-powerpc-disc1.iso) = 48aac791d4b5904f6c714ac19ec6592a
MD5 (7.0-RC1-powerpc-docs.iso) = 9be2f2350b53c06f1fc24e92d6b3a833

MD5 (7.0-RC1-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = dc62164bf8161700107a7dc9551b382f
MD5 (7.0-RC1-sparc64-disc1.iso) = f45401051b1165e6911ebf38d388b069
MD5 (7.0-RC1-sparc64-disc2.iso) = 0dd0679dfdb4a2c16a05ac06acb2bcc7
MD5 (7.0-RC1-sparc64-disc3.iso) = 1895f1326bb29e54b658896e5175b6ad
MD5 (7.0-RC1-sparc64-docs.iso) = 4519ebb7cb83cb053013842b326873a8

SHA256 (7.0-RC1-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 024a4169bf7a797b29fcb8087a9cf6a028f5ca5d85340840e00369aaebbe5376
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso) = d9a2440a81d055e9f9477138ab7e4ef6dcae4909c53132325a28e8b4a17da1a1
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-amd64-disc2.iso) = 0fdc7cc6afe051c145c1229a20c614f3c197c0245140a0e0e742a1afe240adae
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-amd64-disc3.iso) = c703d845202750a88536729711960f24d9154a72870a056ea1bac3634cd6aaf3
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-amd64-docs.iso) = 672d9505d1ae746d4bec6e37311c60af03e6ed45ce59a82bb18071364c9d605a
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-amd64-livefs.iso) = 750c1c8d70c5e49d4dc644c1ddaa05b06042c5a53a0ed94ea9b1ff397321da49

SHA256 (7.0-RC1-i386-bootonly.iso) = a975c73822e36c7775cb24f5a8c7398dd89d4467e9ca78f741fbbcf8a75574bb
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-i386-disc1.iso) = e7239fcfeb2d48e7d4502978e65af973bb837e5742806600eaf4cff0246c595a
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-i386-disc2.iso) = d8616d4ef4a0af3e7bbe48acbaab7d4fdddf38ca9dd094fd043376870723c0c9
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-i386-disc3.iso) = 6a93919e1b9318d1760dac72cf54a194cde49c0f5fa6dcea1aa0459d27255afb
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-i386-docs.iso) = e4c4c2212b25b9429a7270355a0b511bef869abfe3945f10e0c55a8efe10c301
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-i386-livefs.iso) = 6c4ebf59e518731e8974ca7bdf4b8e3f5a0aeb870676f476156a50ceec56788f

SHA256 (7.0-RC1-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 492429096f2247344fbebce7b76bba5343c3f4af519ec4f5f17b387d6feab735
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-ia64-disc1.iso) = ac7133d3d33ce17d934ff50724c93993d4bf8ecfc5ae40f81b6da78564f1ddfd
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-ia64-docs.iso) = b52c4d027ebfc63e55836ba09e951b50d35a7d0b166f88a28b5433d9e12791a6
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-ia64-livefs.iso) = 556a8b911ed1879c2c6cd06b6fa491d919d1c3476ee1e52997be31715e219b62

SHA256 (7.0-RC1-pc98-bootonly.iso) = b1ebab2eef9257d9079553c3c0d6b89e14e722eb1754ce1fbda73307049b207d
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-pc98-disc1.iso) = 03d4d27c6bdc85b5c49dd113d368e0fc8f1ca1cc26a97f7c66b6f173f9dec1f5
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-pc98-livefs.iso) = edae1886f9ede4d2eb9d2bc7a64e64bdf425f89ffec34ec6459370269c7996a7

SHA256 (7.0-RC1-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = 77167439fab0fc149bed14b749faa4c59ae91dcd7207e4adf276aaf47f1c3d5e
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-powerpc-disc1.iso) = c13859a52f28aba90947f46e290304715dd4791c89b49d301b3e309fb579d09e
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-powerpc-docs.iso) = 7e0f647e75c2032964d943af57b5d4d2700494f917efcdc004104cf1442b7abe

SHA256 (7.0-RC1-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 8056a42e603e57248da5ea3e3e192a22fe3d94e9bb76294f17c0412833214f40
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 43d457d260c3fa8479261cb4d61a4aed6f80f8d9db463ea1a0340603d68efde8
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-sparc64-disc2.iso) = 1131910c69733d67b0e52bf823bf6a13ebbb5be03b34555742ccfa965bb5f77f
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-sparc64-disc3.iso) = 054241b0a656b6fa30973a8732186f76a48b5d4650049e1a4d38ab95a9bc732b
SHA256 (7.0-RC1-sparc64-docs.iso) = 1e5878de8f6b0b2ed95827bf51db623df2ae06deacfe92cc8bef477f0d2c9cf0
                                                Ken Smith
- From there to here, from here to      |       kensmith at
  there, funny things are everywhere.   |
                      - Theodore Geisel |
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