FreeBSD 7.1-RC2 Available...

Ken Smith kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Thu Dec 25 14:38:14 UTC 2008

FreeBSD 7.1-RC2 is now available, the second of the Release Candidates.
Unless an as yet undiscovered show-stopper comes along the release
itself will be anywhere from a week to two weeks from now.  We *might*
be doing it next week since the release test cycle has gone on for quite
a while now and the latest thing that delayed the release was a Security
Advisory (SAs don't typically get or need much in the way of public
testing).  The traffic we're seeing on the lists and in Gnats is
certainly stuff we'll pay attention to and deal with but isn't quite
severe enough to warrant further delaying an already severely delayed

NOTE: If updating from a 7.0 or earlier system due to a change in the
Vendor's drivers certain Intel NICs will now come up as igb(4) instead
of em(4).  We normally try to avoid changes like that in stable branches
but the vendor felt it necessary in order to support the new adapters.
See the UPDATING entry dated 20080811 for details.  There are only 3 PCI
ID's that should have their name changed from em(4) to igb(4): 0x10A7,
0x10A9, and 0x10D6.  You should be able to determine if your card will
change names by running the command "pciconf -l", and for the line
representing your NIC (should be named em on older systems, e.g. em0 or
em1, etc) check the fourth column.  If it says "chip=0x10a7" (or one of
the other two IDs given above) you will have the adapter's name change.

The ISO images and FTP install trees are available on the FreeBSD Mirror
sites.  Using the primary site as an example:${arch}/ISO-IMAGES/7.1/

where ${arch} is one of amd64, i386, ia64, pc98, or sparc64.  The
powerpc architecture builds haven't completed quite yet.
The ISOs for amd64, i386, and sparc64 include what is expected to be the
final package set.  For all architectures the ISOs with "disc" in their
names are CDROM-sized, if you intend to install a variety of packages
during installation you will need all three.  For amd64 and i386 there
is a gzip-ed iso with "dvd" in its name which is DVD-sized.  It contains
everything (install bits, livefs, docs, and packages) and can be used if
your machine has a DVD drive in it.

If you would like to do a source-based update to 7.1-RC2 from an already
installed machine you can update your tree to RELENG_7_1 using normal
cvsup/csup methods.  Note that due to an unfortunate side-effect of the
"real" source code repository now being in SVN it will look like all
files have a new version so mergemaster may be a bit tedious.

The freebsd-update(8) utility supports binary upgrades of i386 and amd64
systems running earlier FreeBSD releases.  Systems running 7.0-RELEASE,
7.1-BETA, 7.1-BETA2, or 7.1-RC1 can upgrade as follows:
# freebsd-update upgrade -r 7.1-RC2

During this process, FreeBSD Update may ask the user to help by merging
some configuration files or by confirming that the automatically performed
merging was done correctly.
# freebsd-update install

The system must be rebooted with the newly installed kernel before continuing.
# shutdown -r now
After rebooting, freebsd-update needs to be run again to install the new
userland components, and the system needs to be rebooted again:

# freebsd-update install
# shutdown -r now
Users of Intel network interfaces which are changing their name from "em" to
"igb" should make necessary changes to configuration files BEFORE running
freebsd-update, since otherwise the network interface will not be configured
appropriately after rebooting for the first time.
Users of earlier FreeBSD releases (FreeBSD 6.x) can also use freebsd-update to
upgrade to FreeBSD 7.1, but will be prompted to rebuild all third-party
applications (e.g., anything installed from the ports tree) after the second
invocation of "freebsd-update install", in order to handle differences in the
system libraries between FreeBSD 6.x and FreeBSD 7.x.


MD5 (7.1-RC2-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 5eae06e1a07402dc31ccda6414c4c480
MD5 (7.1-RC2-amd64-disc1.iso) = 4635c72b9b37f7df6697f6e06a020949
MD5 (7.1-RC2-amd64-disc2.iso) = 53eefb2082bb123b831b8637eca7e22d
MD5 (7.1-RC2-amd64-disc3.iso) = 62ed3347923bb094f8070c01f171e215
MD5 (7.1-RC2-amd64-docs.iso) = 5942546ada3aa9e8d4bd3fe70add61e3
MD5 (7.1-RC2-amd64-dvd1.iso) = 42a33c01cea05f4507743cf04ec50dbe
MD5 (7.1-RC2-amd64-livefs.iso) = 200acb39f0fa76dc5f655480ce18ea43

MD5 (7.1-RC2-i386-bootonly.iso) = 5b0234a090009c575fece7c0009aa616
MD5 (7.1-RC2-i386-disc1.iso) = 90c6c1d1fa46ce6ca79d4e9c210b5a4a
MD5 (7.1-RC2-i386-disc2.iso) = d28477d9679ee9af1da17db97ea6f4ec
MD5 (7.1-RC2-i386-disc3.iso) = 90f79ed26697cdb1492e86bbb8169508
MD5 (7.1-RC2-i386-docs.iso) = eb4ab4b087d73a8e72ca836c14067baa
MD5 (7.1-RC2-i386-dvd1.iso) = 74cd8c4a5a1c1dc33389018c152feb71
MD5 (7.1-RC2-i386-livefs.iso) = b72de0770b9d35e051f99cf21ef67f6e

MD5 (7.1-RC2-ia64-bootonly.iso) = aeccc0ef9e82d89dc2ce391ed8d6de41
MD5 (7.1-RC2-ia64-disc1.iso) = 401dddb2a02d1270921a9b8b23a248c1
MD5 (7.1-RC2-ia64-disc2.iso) = 3b25fe5c5f3dc2a3b388ebb0210c20c0
MD5 (7.1-RC2-ia64-disc3.iso) = 636bac3172ecd6ad55228365915a046c
MD5 (7.1-RC2-ia64-docs.iso) = 8424225487159edbb3d6754b282f0430
MD5 (7.1-RC2-ia64-livefs.iso) = 47e0acc9f2011cf11756394ac4bfe16a

MD5 (7.1-RC2-pc98-bootonly.iso) = bf2790bcb75096bf657a48f77fa33546
MD5 (7.1-RC2-pc98-disc1.iso) = 5d87d2c2924162acb125f5b1a46705ab
MD5 (7.1-RC2-pc98-livefs.iso) = 46da1e7e223bf68b61f5c38a191ee865

MD5 (7.1-RC2-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 97335ef101e32572757762a27e844769
MD5 (7.1-RC2-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 966090d9c70dcaadba6b00832d8b7533
MD5 (7.1-RC2-sparc64-disc2.iso) = f5e8780d0ba9f4f89f27cdf51eb17d5d
MD5 (7.1-RC2-sparc64-disc3.iso) = 853a981ea3ffe95ef8cf82e9cd439e40
MD5 (7.1-RC2-sparc64-docs.iso) = 3001db73b78adc882c62a357d0a84422

SHA256 (7.1-RC2-amd64-bootonly.iso) = e1b6958a8f08748c1847312fab8bd2c9bc433d7c519e92495c35ea13c5cac64f
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-amd64-disc1.iso) = 7da2bb04862608c4541cd907dcc5b802f84a4f7350ff1aeda6ec3a981e33f051
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-amd64-disc2.iso) = 620de9a6c57e309874d76cd08a0007845c19209b676d17a6c9930b7f16f87216
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-amd64-disc3.iso) = 6b796ff00a10ba5b0eb269a68a4a5370383d5daf2577f59b1ceefc303f97feab
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-amd64-docs.iso) = c87064dd86ec849748f35a0de6e2e25f1b35f745351651d6f382781bfef99223
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-amd64-dvd1.iso) = df762671f0d2469612210b76d2feac0bf38d710f39c4914891180228fc8b5dcb
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-amd64-livefs.iso) = 4598a0f8944fb177b289c9e4bd55bf353a2876ae90db585d8ba31daacd6f46b3

SHA256 (7.1-RC2-i386-bootonly.iso) = ee1da8333b57e51ecc73f643bee38356f40d18722d37b506c5b88baa19346d69
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-i386-disc1.iso) = 4a5c2e58a3d92fc344b92b8bf86b29f5a0925365c8c6bf08b444f70fda94f6d5
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-i386-disc2.iso) = 74eb1f29a82b8a44d4f91989f217f2ffadee0dd71458e7888c88dfe5a154b788
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-i386-disc3.iso) = f7ee665dd4f03feafa371db83cfa9d42845909788ade888a3115da738fa71d07
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-i386-docs.iso) = 352fbc6c231a0379c4b3a7612f47b9a283ea47af4d2237596fec5710bbab4029
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-i386-dvd1.iso) = 02a5eb11de9dd2fb6922802abdb385586f8e2e90628dbdef81c5373d67c25c78
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-i386-livefs.iso) = f0d788c045cc3c3e243048de022db63dc83db2ae8d9227f557d6d907b36f880d

SHA256 (7.1-RC2-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 8bd8b31968406971784b225261524044c4409c9d0a6e28a649846dcce1a7adf2
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-ia64-disc1.iso) = 48ca1c5b0e5afc98849d3f11b6f7fac65ca0083d26409c1b9faf4963e5176baf
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-ia64-disc2.iso) = 4e30b2eff68b3dc050d791d687968b5744335c13a2a1921b8d1730fa7c1d85cf
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-ia64-disc3.iso) = c6f791f6cddef9fdd5964981916c28f093bdfcba3c00b8094a84e6c15a0e37ba
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-ia64-docs.iso) = 011524d3f9fc0be1ef839a8648c31db457a3d2f1b6458949a71ec5bbb01d0cb4
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-ia64-livefs.iso) = 514bb8294a6ce6f8c82d6082d19d2a77c86bb7ff31950479e41b36fe6ae8495d

SHA256 (7.1-RC2-pc98-bootonly.iso) = 3ed13c6dbb85665e0a34807ac6003cfcafe9b3ccd27beb6d9db0c59b0cf3764a
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-pc98-disc1.iso) = 514691424950d431f91ad0b0e45563d8e81550016ac600d3d9a2eb42666a20ef
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-pc98-livefs.iso) = e0a39d59c14727d2293a07a57e826ae5e921428f84bda8a320c4d19f03861633

SHA256 (7.1-RC2-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 348fcf313f93dc78770ccc80a7b8a9b2bdf90de6f62c88f87f778c87bd1b9658
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 3474d05e71c43418d10c1327d013f7e0adf599b4cb92d31e333a804728422aa6
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-sparc64-disc2.iso) = e4097cb638be81e5ec4cc0ca685cfe9e8b5c09a1bb080adcfbd579422db4d27c
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-sparc64-disc3.iso) = bc3558b1c0159381731012d2b4776e46719448df75d579c7f6a399712c671fdb
SHA256 (7.1-RC2-sparc64-docs.iso) = 80e892dbdb51120347a40354fa1fff591f1ecb862d4cf966736f9d1849d5597b

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