FreeBSD 6.4-RC1 available...

Ken Smith kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Sat Oct 11 20:10:58 PDT 2008

As the next step in the release of FreeBSD 6.4 the FreeBSD 6.4-RC1
builds are now available for testing.  This is the first of an expected
two Release Candidates.  We encourage you to test out the Release
Candidates, reporting any problems by submitting PRs or via email to the
freebsd-stable list.

The ISO images and FTP install trees are available on the FreeBSD Mirror
sites.  Using the primary site as an example:${arch}/ISO-IMAGES/6.4/

where ${arch} is one of alpha, amd64, i386, pc98, or sparc64.  Checksums
for the ISO images are at the bottom of this messate.  The amd64 and
i386 sets include a *preliminary* set of packages, not what is expected
to be included with the release itself.  Notably missing is KDE due to
some confusion on my part about exactly what to include.  The package
sets included with 6.4-RC2 will be closer to what will be included with
the release.

If you would like to do a source-based update to 6.4-RC1 from an already
installed machine you can update your tree to RELENG_6_4 using normal
cvsup/csup methods.  Note that as a somewhat inconvenient side-effect of
the primary FreeBSD source repository now being in SVN the creation of
the RELENG_6_4 branch in the CVS repository wound up checking in a "new"
version of every file, in some cases only changing the FBSDID.  That
will probably make mergemaster a bit tedious.  Sorry for the

The freebsd-update(8) utility supports binary upgrades of i386 and amd64
systems running earlier FreeBSD releases.  Systems running 6.3-RELEASE or
6.4-BETA can upgrade as follows:

# freebsd-update upgrade -r 6.4-RC1
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 neews to be run again to install the new
userland components, and the system needs to be rebooted again:
# freebsd-update install
# shutdown -r now

Note that FreeBSD Update stores downloaded upgrades in /var/db/freebsd-update,
so at least 400MB should be free in /var before running freebsd-update; if
the /var partition is too small, the -d option to freebsd-update can be used
to indicate that the upgrades should be stored in a different directory.

MD5 (6.4-RC1-alpha-bootonly.iso) = 970bdfb05e393134ad14729b5322d6b7
MD5 (6.4-RC1-alpha-disc1.iso) = 35ee5cc2bbc41ba93124916b32879272
MD5 (6.4-RC1-alpha-disc2.iso) = d2add7b4a5537448594b6254c79ed8c9
MD5 (6.4-RC1-alpha-disc3.iso) = 9a892e973b93f440c79b4f15c07d31bd
MD5 (6.4-RC1-alpha-docs.iso) = 2d1bb148c13b195da2b3b815fbf204b0
MD5 (6.4-RC1-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 3b03f0bf6c612fd4e534a495b5466b72
MD5 (6.4-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso) = 9a0f05bac6dd5606fee7588db2158c78
MD5 (6.4-RC1-amd64-disc2.iso) = d32f1e817d73e470d440ff126780fba9
MD5 (6.4-RC1-amd64-disc3.iso) = 7f418eabb06409de7e06624f35ee07c2
MD5 (6.4-RC1-amd64-docs.iso) = 68b7a9aff7e4b2aa348a021f858cd4f8
MD5 (6.4-RC1-i386-bootonly.iso) = 1a62f1fc637a8b788350a3b350de375a
MD5 (6.4-RC1-i386-disc1.iso) = 0447ba250d39a98c17d0caad7f6d1a15
MD5 (6.4-RC1-i386-disc2.iso) = 95926928938163d53c1eaabecf6d86d7
MD5 (6.4-RC1-i386-disc3.iso) = bc1d004b8759889470f6feff42dca515
MD5 (6.4-RC1-i386-docs.iso) = 65cfb50af042e4c9b7397df9194f896f
MD5 (6.4-RC1-pc98-bootonly.iso) = 53baa783ae23cee7f47c86edaa451ca8
MD5 (6.4-RC1-pc98-disc1.iso) = 7536e8fa9897acf249e05c629668ac22
MD5 (6.4-RC1-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 5b564c9873afb77c87f7542a02f0f800
MD5 (6.4-RC1-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 3f623a5555d26a3f9d31d0c7cbc1eeb8
MD5 (6.4-RC1-sparc64-disc2.iso) = 20c5e22f1b21e46b865dc4c808ef9147
MD5 (6.4-RC1-sparc64-disc3.iso) = eb367d1fc58a036fd26c610845b84975
MD5 (6.4-RC1-sparc64-docs.iso) = d26e37d477be685ea3bfeab6bf0e2d44

SHA256 (6.4-RC1-alpha-bootonly.iso) = 4fe1d7aff6e6e4b2d410efac220d4a0c4ff28d70cfc88b8728b9a5c13514b334
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-alpha-disc1.iso) = e3516358623298cdabb8f5ed311f7f27a5f59c6a0727eb9cbf45d76ae75f3131
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-alpha-disc2.iso) = 737c20f486b88e9d1df30e2a4da5f621d8c3e09c5d24a5e726c7ae7a5e2e98df
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-alpha-disc3.iso) = f74ebc5dc90802f6d7204e4665f37b456015727ed86674a2df131b386c777355
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-alpha-docs.iso) = a1f45e966ee41a1a96163b5bdd36bff0f6683e4d759880139f540f714660edb0
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 8764dcdc301acf9f329e3be6e03dd6e0eca8834054df19a7d25db6fa91cf84e0
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso) = 360edee939b5090155fcfe3c9927a7b1de7fb6abef0a9bbb909d719a00133d4d
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-amd64-disc2.iso) = e2b3bf6c5f056168390f56888663bf9dcab433c7113e267ccf60b9a9a008c41f
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-amd64-disc3.iso) = b9911688713a43a78a9695ce8388ae7494487170cdd1d1dd390c5b52ab4f0567
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-amd64-docs.iso) = f9cef3cc54a082b0fff5efa9bcc94cb4ffc6c0fa5723e83a1e4958a956037851
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-i386-bootonly.iso) = 6e32138dd57310575160415692b3aca1742bf52fcb5d5f51f0a81768654066b8
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-i386-disc1.iso) = 8b066edf63784d42b6780bfa7ab59ed51d2c3e38cf1bc8171ad45ae43d99f723
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-i386-disc2.iso) = c88372447576dd4a2eb34a82640f7a0c16775a98843d17f0f2e7bb9ae2270e24
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-i386-disc3.iso) = 6a8188e98689232c1d880be5bd53ff38493a2dca1ce355d614f1b25a7aaeb78a
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-i386-docs.iso) = 3f0608baa5d5366b5c3209d7a2b972903a65ca0d02eda3f1fab0775dd45bb033
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-pc98-bootonly.iso) = 5d85d2d0470a9d6c9f8d38c72e9025da0f2f5dddc6d63710d241b1129806fb0c
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-pc98-disc1.iso) = eccbe7754babb169b01c786be4534b2165025f628364d11bb694ac4c77aa672a
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 44fc33275f0354b3412ca888fad2a92f8334f412cbcfa02fec7977d526b1fbbd
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 4fcef7be69a6a54a54a7d6d678b77efe97d0f1d590c8387526ff65365c75b21c
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-sparc64-disc2.iso) = 1cb6180da75a18534333d6bf6cad0d2ac2406150d4f86a11cedb68cf80fad160
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-sparc64-disc3.iso) = 8c329ba5f8bde551d2d93abec70fa741ddfd7becee16925b3244cc7d714dab65
SHA256 (6.4-RC1-sparc64-docs.iso) = e2409fd4efc444db865da7ee637431c0e7c3fe956c4df18321022bed7b509a47

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