FreeBSD 7.2-RC2 Available

Ken Smith kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Fri Apr 24 23:23:52 UTC 2009

The second of the two planed Release Candidates for the 7.2-RELEASE
cycle is now available.  We believe with the exception of the new bce(4)
driver not working with lagg(4) all the major issues that have come up
from the testing have been addressed.  We will work with the vendor to
get that issue addressed post-release.

At this point we know of no problems big enough to impact the dates for
the rest of the release cycle which is here:

We will continue to watch for problems both here on this list and in
Gnats but hopefully nothing so catastrophic will come up that we would
need to alter the schedule.

There is one known issue with 7.2-RC2.  We switched from KDE3 to KDE4
and during my tests done before uploading the images a problem with
package dependencies for KDE4 was discovered.  The kdemultimedia4
package has audio/lame as a runtime dependency but that package can not
be pre-built due to licensing issues.  So the install of kdemultimedia4
fails if you choose to install kde4.  The ports folks have been notified
and will make the necessary adjustments before the final release.  If
you would like to test KDE4 installed from the media the easiest
approach is most likely this:

	- select the kde4 metapackage while installing, during the
	  initial install it will install most of kde4 but will fail
	  as mentioned above

	- post-install install lame using "make install clean" in

	- insert the install CD, start up sysinstall, and under
	  "Configure" select "Packages" and have it retry installing
	  the kde4 metapackage, it should succeed this time

There are other ways to handle getting KDE4 onto a machine post-install,
the above is just one possible route.

The ISO images and FTP install trees are available on the FreeBSD Mirror
sites. Using the primary site as an example:${arch}/ISO-IMAGES/7.2/

where ${arch} is one of amd64 i386, ia64, pc98, or powerpc.  The
builds for sparc64 just barely finished up and got loaded on
ftp-master so they are not widely available yet but should be

Checksums for the ISO images are at the bottom of this message.  The
amd64 and i386 sets include what should be the final choice for the
package set.

If you would like to do a source-based update to 7.2-RC2 from an
already installed machine you can update your tree to RELENG_7_2 using
normal cvsup/csup methods.

The freebsd-update(8) utility supports binary upgrades of i386 and amd64
systems running earlier FreeBSD releases.  Systems running 7.0-RELEASE,
7.1-RELEASE, 7.2-BETA1, or 7.2-RC1 can upgrade as follows:
# freebsd-update upgrade -r 7.2-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 earlier FreeBSD releases (FreeBSD 6.x) can also use freebsd-update to
upgrade to FreeBSD 7.2-RC2, 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 (7.2-RC2-amd64-bootonly.iso) = ff875ce6a639f7949d24c7dfb5747dbd
MD5 (7.2-RC2-amd64-disc1.iso) = 0c2536491cc6486a2fc3aef320437c38
MD5 (7.2-RC2-amd64-disc2.iso) = 9086fe3c1b6ed9e84fac81102eafa643
MD5 (7.2-RC2-amd64-disc3.iso) = 88640837bcc7387e0bec75cd083ec449
MD5 (7.2-RC2-amd64-docs.iso) = 617f066938354d22c02faa2320648737
MD5 (7.2-RC2-amd64-dvd1.iso) = 392553a9462a1583cab9e9af0c20f575
MD5 (7.2-RC2-amd64-livefs.iso) = 40e1e0c3e962ebe20feb83fd8dbc6e10

MD5 (7.2-RC2-i386-bootonly.iso) = 76924f1ddd0364320b8c36f198a278c0
MD5 (7.2-RC2-i386-disc1.iso) = 32e4cf44a59892bc434523b34aaa4ab7
MD5 (7.2-RC2-i386-disc2.iso) = 1d6c89d38af82446727dc1924b024237
MD5 (7.2-RC2-i386-disc3.iso) = 575174833393681222a421ce179126c4
MD5 (7.2-RC2-i386-docs.iso) = d1d268d40585bd3b802edc63ce10c2d0
MD5 (7.2-RC2-i386-dvd1.iso) = e26fd0bb7774af5dd94e96d0c15811dd
MD5 (7.2-RC2-i386-livefs.iso) = d619255070d77dc539c2f661612748d3

MD5 (7.2-RC2-ia64-bootonly.iso) = e981dceea8df6e0f44aa5f51560fe992
MD5 (7.2-RC2-ia64-disc1.iso) = 3e9bd7d64b629625a60adb9adf373a24
MD5 (7.2-RC2-ia64-disc2.iso) = d30ea19b5aa831836c523619be5c925f
MD5 (7.2-RC2-ia64-disc3.iso) = 438d0add084c04b10c91b0eecef7b117
MD5 (7.2-RC2-ia64-docs.iso) = 14af31d561ec480d8a00afa81bc9c5dd
MD5 (7.2-RC2-ia64-livefs.iso) = 80a7a5cbe26fdf2c70825e659cd1a035

MD5 (7.2-RC2-pc98-bootonly.iso) = b7915211826ca09813b4aa08574c04f1
MD5 (7.2-RC2-pc98-disc1.iso) = 668f2fa947fec6a47eacdc5e60afce26
MD5 (7.2-RC2-pc98-livefs.iso) = f139461dc887e9c9a2cc37e72a3895a0

MD5 (7.2-RC2-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = 0d9f13f383bb3ca8ab203f074c9f52bf
MD5 (7.2-RC2-powerpc-disc1.iso) = c8f0fd1ddc307b996be9634d4614fa9e
MD5 (7.2-RC2-powerpc-disc2.iso) = 13afafea5edb6eab636ace3b484613e3
MD5 (7.2-RC2-powerpc-disc3.iso) = f98ac534b43da395588b7ecc9baa6e2c
MD5 (7.2-RC2-powerpc-docs.iso) = b4d2198a14d4df52934a1a9945b21a5a

MD5 (7.2-RC2-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = a23a0a1939512b0aabd2b1cd69965edf
MD5 (7.2-RC2-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 7cda09bbc7fccb21eb8b1c53f3a0839c
MD5 (7.2-RC2-sparc64-disc2.iso) = 84ab30153c090708c7a045d1d0ea948f
MD5 (7.2-RC2-sparc64-disc3.iso) = 6a0580e55194c1106ac529154105bba7
MD5 (7.2-RC2-sparc64-docs.iso) = 9c2def8858cc9290cd8c888f9c123002

SHA256 (7.2-RC2-amd64-bootonly.iso) = f6db4b270a25f49403b032fd26917f84ec3a56ac130bebd2a2f5fe0d10dd3831
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-amd64-disc1.iso) = 01111a9f053f0804fbb18f3e9ce4dd2233e762e83b5fe5fd3b968d85656fedc9
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-amd64-disc2.iso) = bc42569435d5ad3ffcc428b82ff9735bf4875f5a902a43a7467bc45b1d0b68cb
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-amd64-disc3.iso) = 295ca90a67d01fa79b12fda55554e2db88b1ed5317477d01c5d8c219b5cac011
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-amd64-docs.iso) = ad6f7f03e9d1a86e01869bf393e8a8d8d1ff6b66a430a5685631015a99335bc7
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-amd64-dvd1.iso) = 84a9c561fc11c64ce6cfcd98afa95a6e5e255ed4ad431672a1d39602f6c47921
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-amd64-livefs.iso) = 2cb6000b04905edc2dc3d3d9f892ef4d88373ab87ed2baa12b62713fb382356a

SHA256 (7.2-RC2-i386-bootonly.iso) = 42e01823d398f00f8bc75223fdd332288074357e0d9dd276cc21a9deb6236a84
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-i386-disc1.iso) = c484d3c2b59238b1e3485b986c6c12e42abe73de66b6a8a2f0bc2a471b4d7850
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-i386-disc2.iso) = 9e500ec3a14434580a2f84afd3fd4e12cd70bde1b00258966c799353350bd856
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-i386-disc3.iso) = 6bb9999234ed16f0a013e042c2d3c3064a029c1d99e80e7df9f2e9fe58b10bec
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-i386-docs.iso) = 3898d5782f8523fbc2840112f4fd8974aadbc0c3fde96f84254f911bb741a56c
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-i386-dvd1.iso) = 8dc78e1009c04afe970cacf8ddc4d85a2ad60a8aee942159d7d59abd35f90e1d
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-i386-livefs.iso) = a5a96df728b5a89353cdd6c96cdd31bcf3d2eb3f1a1986fa971d8ccaa2c23bc1

SHA256 (7.2-RC2-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 6e5aa2bcd0fcd12e6855d86885bf2bcb0921d621e63e091ce97d5e2f615e2feb
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-ia64-disc1.iso) = a911d2683a1adb1c67625e20245bd96beaf933541ad158d6d91956eab3ea7b1e
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-ia64-disc2.iso) = f1c163c1b723d16a81345de254a28c000d6c86770560a1031a652572ff9f58a6
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-ia64-disc3.iso) = ccef3f2a636b98c17ac97ac6a6aebe87f8bbc3317fd72c7d8e7cfbe179180101
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-ia64-docs.iso) = 086c423590302439ecdf90f6edf7ed8a07d137b01b8d8f94d2f70874fa968868
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-ia64-livefs.iso) = bdd30d85fbc4394249cefd52c4be3b3f4af4d30f4fee76f6f78f2cfab7da246c

SHA256 (7.2-RC2-pc98-bootonly.iso) = 1b33d61bd84422c5f0678997636daba2c95a038345b6776851b1e6f52e4a4ceb
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-pc98-disc1.iso) = 6bb6185bc86625bb7e40e1ab42b792d21c726590788ed4ffb2c7ab74b804b10f
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-pc98-livefs.iso) = 1d0f45afb38db0c19616ace415e23123dc33ef733d9302a58ff1cf80a9003025

SHA256 (7.2-RC2-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = 98353ca2e0a33739ae482444f0411f691388bf4a167659a799427cb40b5a43e7
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-powerpc-disc1.iso) = 6a760fb61a8a1c93ac3e85a1be6a41595763dde98f69721f335296fdd15871c4
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-powerpc-disc2.iso) = e91e7a1e70141e8adc7b7a7619386d85a0c7615d2be98b9d2d69779b9fe83f5e
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-powerpc-disc3.iso) = c570bf476bef53149bf044291e2be48801b49d1e7d8eea524cc6ddc66b1db42d
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-powerpc-docs.iso) = 8bf88f3aede27dc6e0c5defa0e87284509a2639e8d1432a74d279e77d7f7f720

SHA256 (7.2-RC2-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 1e7446441becf32bb8b3071e0e6ae2e9dee15e021d95155e8f7fbd09ce5cc31c
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 2ef711d9f7113bd2bd8b6cd9b6ed19fb0ea0cff07bb496e5542d7b841893aacf
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-sparc64-disc2.iso) = 5352a810264e07537a4792d2371eac72895930d85f30d9a4abf0761a89fc01b3
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-sparc64-disc3.iso) = 9dd96065af1a5819627aaf245bbb6ec98defc5636d339f4370f11b1b06b83729
SHA256 (7.2-RC2-sparc64-docs.iso) = 5a5fa0424bae677ec281b57e6594aee02c2cea62b8862f1beb1b106c2936ad68

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