8.0-BETA2 Available

Ken Smith kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Sat Jul 18 03:29:36 UTC 2009

The second of the BETA builds for the FreeBSD-8.0 release cycle is now
available.  There are still a few things being finished up so a couple
more moderately large commits are coming but we seem to be making good
progress.  The target date for the last of the things still being worked
on is BETA3.  In the meantime we appreciate the feedback we have
received from people who have started testing and some of those problems
have been fixed as well.

As was the case with BETA1, BETA2 is still a little bit "rough around
the edges" and we still have various debugging tools enabled that cause
the system to perform worse than it will when those debugging tools get
disabled.  We don't know of any issues that will "eat your data" or
anything like that so in that regard it's safe but we don't recommend it
for production use quite yet.  If you notice problems you can report
them through the normal Gnats PR system or on the freebsd-current
mailing list.  Sorry for not specifying that in the BETA1 announcement.
With the X.0 releases I make the announcements of how the release is
progressing on both freebsd-current and freebsd-stable because what's
being released is "about to become a stable branch" so some people who
only read freebsd-stable might be interested.  But when it comes to
watching for discussions about the release the developer community tends
to pay more attention to the freebsd-current mailing list.

ISO images for all supported architectures are available on the FTP
sites, and a "memory stick" image is available for amd64/i386
architectures.  For amd64/i386 architectures the DVD and memstick images
include the documentation packages this time but no other packages yet.
None of the other images included packages.  The memstick image should
now work in "fixit" mode (livefs).

If you are using csup/cvsup methods to update an older system the branch
tag to use is still head (".").

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-RELEASE, or 8.0-BETA2 can upgrade as follows:
# freebsd-update upgrade -r 8.0-BETA2
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:

# freebsd-update install
At this point, users of systems being upgraded from FreeBSD 7.x will be
prompted by freebsd-update to rebuild all third-party applications (e.g.,
ports installed from the ports tree) due to updates in system libraries.  See
for mode details.  After updating installed third-party applications (and
again, only if freebsd-update printed a message indicating that this was
necessary), run freebsd-update again so that it can delete the old (no longer
used) system libraries:
# freebsd-update install
Finally, reboot into 8.0-BETA2:
# shutdown -r now

MD5/SHA256 checksums for the image files:

MD5 (8.0-BETA2-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 7e389124bfa5c216324b12660664a41d
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-amd64-disc1.iso) = c5a8391ec3eda90e310590c6e9352e43
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-amd64-dvd1.iso) = c148d1eac8fbafce3dc26a5186a3c7c6
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-amd64-livefs.iso) = 24e2da8a58e8df86a1a72d3fd2aa95a1
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-amd64-memstick.img) = 06d466ba9cf5c3a22aee92586fa96d7f

MD5 (8.0-BETA2-i386-bootonly.iso) = 4279dec2239df09ec7b93e52f96e55bb
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-i386-disc1.iso) = 16173fee72aa8cdd7d39d8ce3238276c
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-i386-dvd1.iso) = 3a04d48154c702021e9abac271e9a700
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-i386-livefs.iso) = 6ca1813b3ac7cc9abe8f44c9875a50bf
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-i386-memstick.img) = 5db506264c4b2d60b902d63ebc49a317

MD5 (8.0-BETA2-ia64-bootonly.iso) = baac960edebc8a10131db8debe961168
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-ia64-disc1.iso) = 77ecfb115e4dbc5eaaad6d42e8e93bae
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-ia64-disc2.iso) = 77fe3b112b74858abc9586e5ac0c8355
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-ia64-disc3.iso) = ddc874a6e67d290a6af96221a025e90a
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-ia64-dvd1.iso) = ac85730dfabea642cf91471954f541dd
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-ia64-livefs.iso) = 5806ddd76a778bcde03e3c92f0005173

MD5 (8.0-BETA2-pc98-bootonly.iso) = b0c5c41251242483c2048b77dadc7a76
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-pc98-disc1.iso) = 49a0974e0abd5e63618ea99634313bbe
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-pc98-livefs.iso) = dddfdb2e0f6ffd0497f9ce9a00812c24

MD5 (8.0-BETA2-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = 2bd42f619809aedbd3ac6a5b1beeec6d
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-powerpc-disc1.iso) = 329c5d3082fe3479545018092d3a0850
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-powerpc-disc2.iso) = ba7d5337e9c1cc9c356372a7d7f4015d
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-powerpc-disc3.iso) = 46567950c6e6d969ec584637641e042c

MD5 (8.0-BETA2-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 47bba49d0f4ea3c58163db9146c46d6c
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 93af6d6d1164276d83c3e8c67a904422
MD5 (8.0-BETA2-sparc64-dvd1.iso) = 269ebf61580485eb8fc3abb063b5a309

SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-amd64-bootonly.iso) = c11389094ee73389eb3e3ad22e165f158cce0003431a88eb27ae253fd76b70a8
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-amd64-disc1.iso) = 49121108535986690eebc7c894a56bdd1e4b5afc8ed1470afb0ebc79debb2c1e
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-amd64-dvd1.iso) = d3f36481fd022bad67cc020eeb19f261330c279592a0062c43804fdc32a0c08d
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-amd64-livefs.iso) = 35d02c1b6bdcc54721f955f3beb68c6e67b610554a2e28c28391041cdab75ddf
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-amd64-memstick.img) = 66eb336e4de03cc68f1929db233d3edb37fc05b814cde68fe8f618340b91cb66

SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-i386-bootonly.iso) = 904b8aa5380ea81604ea81c9c88b3bb3ade744a45cececa512fc78b07c1bbacd
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-i386-disc1.iso) = 5699c6e4f8a7084dc6d6fe835c1c40cc7b01614091b057df07d72537e8e33ef4
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-i386-dvd1.iso) = f5cc663850f6e20ece9e7e2c6b9503b8f9599acfdd20e5a19ffad4541d33fc7f
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-i386-livefs.iso) = f2a50f00ba9f30c564fd7be320c7bc1111af2b192a47e036cd97fa72092435e3
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-i386-memstick.img) = 6d66fee850102d966b00123590f139fb38e6d33d818ff8c6ce58c4ae3853e209

SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 69da5d8fb3d17bade7b596f5bd81bacfb1c178bf184be462661786e99ac3f80d
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-ia64-disc1.iso) = c59b03585d364ad0b305eb3d71c168c0d1e0b100270802ed22efdc80de59f792
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-ia64-disc2.iso) = 7f398777025c970f265446d18bb7f571a2078e147843bd1345827164a040b9f3
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-ia64-disc3.iso) = cf4a0bb280892cc09af10f138aa3a8df7045380e63946427d582c8217ed3231c
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-ia64-dvd1.iso) = e1379d207a0659ab4397c1c84e7193e1efe0d04db96b21c712b1bdc9e86079ad
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-ia64-livefs.iso) = 3881e3eaba4988c23a3cf19d04c2e055b861288d938ad8c4352dacfd6a97c35a

SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-pc98-bootonly.iso) = fc2f234ed68e0a3c1a254771485b012bf124009cb1a928e67204a2f1aad63519
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-pc98-disc1.iso) = 7b5450fc0ae04ec80788a91b8d6caf449c22ed2e373ebf89263d2affebe74cf8
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-pc98-livefs.iso) = cf9c823eb58fee48421c16900c270b97fefb61a1f90501791e88b74102862763

SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = 99d50bc3c35b36b41fe0871d3505d702c75a8025178dbc33603b77c9886d23af
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-powerpc-disc1.iso) = 4afdc4e8be4ea178ce791b5c3e1881538cc118b336c5337ce15d811e245a926d
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-powerpc-disc2.iso) = a7c21ffb213e0b73e24e5d9a317599445ac8c69cb37efa554768692622b176cc
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-powerpc-disc3.iso) = 6213f6a5e19a4146d6e20bffb36d6e1a7d3aa192db83f14f6ec599fa38472a6f

SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 998fcc77ec2675e7eb7d826ae87897bead56189cc79ede57b214d3357d56499d
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 22d61fc13dd544af390de56940e1a4c041abe18249cdc110ae02613d1f5d761a
SHA256 (8.0-BETA2-sparc64-dvd1.iso) = 2478e8c3508e8b8f8b9f0ed6a9c67c0469375cb2ba224114583fe14da6fb237e

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