8.0-RC3 Available

Ken Smith kensmith at buffalo.edu
Thu Nov 12 15:38:40 UTC 2009

The third and hopefully last of the Release Candidates for the FreeBSD
8.0 release cycle is now available.  Unless something catastrophic comes
up within the next couple of days we will begin the final builds for

There is one known issue with the igb(4) driver we are still deciding
whether or not to fix as part of 8.0-RELEASE versus doing an Errata
Notice for it some time after the release is out.  It has been patched
in head, and the SVN commit for it is r199192.  If any of you are able
to give that patch a try on a machine with the igb(4) NIC it would be

If you notice problems you can report them through the normal Gnats PR
system or on the freebsd-current mailing list.  I do cross-post
announcements to freebsd-stable because this particular release is
"about to become a stable branch" but when it comes to watching for
issues related to the release most of the developers pay more attention
to the freebsd-current 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 cdrom and memstick
images include the documentation packages but no other packages.  The
DVD image includes the packages that will probably be available on the
official release media but is subject to change between now and release.
For sparc64 there is now a livefs cdrom, disc1 includes the
documentation packages, and the DVD image has the set of packages that
currently build for sparc64 (which is a sub-set of the set provided for

If you are using csup/cvsup methods to update an older system the branch
tag to use is RELENG_8_0.

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, 8.0-BETA1, 8.0-BETA2, 8.0-BETA3, 8.0-BETA4,
8.0-RC1 or 8.0-RC2 can upgrade as follows:
# freebsd-update upgrade -r 8.0-RC3
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.  Systems running 8.0-BETA3 may
print the warning

        INDEX-OLD.all: Invalid arguments

when downloading updates; this warning is a harmless bug (fixed in
8.0-BETA4) and can be safely ignored.

# 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 8.0-BETA2 or
earlier 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-RC3:
# shutdown -r now

MD5/SHA256 checksums for the image files:

MD5 (8.0-RC3-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 641881caa82ea85c118bc15fff12fce6
MD5 (8.0-RC3-amd64-disc1.iso) = 854c273b89792cd0366d5399df1034eb
MD5 (8.0-RC3-amd64-dvd1.iso) = 9bd1bb2507bc2a3037bc321bb2724bd6
MD5 (8.0-RC3-amd64-livefs.iso) = c5f427c8bf823e10a5348935cec2d7ee
MD5 (8.0-RC3-amd64-memstick.img) = 6af9e213914a58a5779715ae5882bd25

MD5 (8.0-RC3-i386-bootonly.iso) = dfaec92ae358ab780d317aa66482ca9e
MD5 (8.0-RC3-i386-disc1.iso) = 460f6cfddaebee6ae59a7d5f73695246
MD5 (8.0-RC3-i386-dvd1.iso) = 98d3f65f2444a8745f787df5ce9e1f0c
MD5 (8.0-RC3-i386-livefs.iso) = 5184b7f6403d1d24991533bde0e580ff
MD5 (8.0-RC3-i386-memstick.img) = 8774ef1d6bdf541e440f2f8ed22a2493

MD5 (8.0-RC3-ia64-bootonly.iso) = fd0af8f34937cf7fc78ea0063252afb7
MD5 (8.0-RC3-ia64-disc1.iso) = 96313c25e53fc333c258ed675007f3d7
MD5 (8.0-RC3-ia64-disc2.iso) = 235714607a2805c396ece829839405be
MD5 (8.0-RC3-ia64-disc3.iso) = 53fca9243ccc788190ca58d24f363cbe
MD5 (8.0-RC3-ia64-dvd1.iso) = 4e24736ab50bc2227c72dbeab6869266
MD5 (8.0-RC3-ia64-livefs.iso) = b6d76cf77ed714631bf714ff78b8e950

MD5 (8.0-RC3-pc98-bootonly.iso) = 137d17ec3830b6ae831b6fb48adf86e0
MD5 (8.0-RC3-pc98-disc1.iso) = 3624b1f7b3a659a7454718e38b9a1ee0
MD5 (8.0-RC3-pc98-livefs.iso) = 29ed3786b2df1c2e72e45d1187f3e788
MD5 (8.0-RC3-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = e7d8508639dee4aed5e52a24d6e27b69
MD5 (8.0-RC3-powerpc-disc1.iso) = 1016ae7753db153b7be0f5d167f595b9
MD5 (8.0-RC3-powerpc-disc2.iso) = aec2400454631cc2eaecb6f618bfecc8
MD5 (8.0-RC3-powerpc-disc3.iso) = fe36d621ad4b6347f8ade9800ccfab7b

MD5 (8.0-RC3-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = c35ddcb4dd050c793d89973eba02df72
MD5 (8.0-RC3-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 0d3855603ac868609fb882c321555508
MD5 (8.0-RC3-sparc64-dvd1.iso) = 7a402ec8d17804bd6d16fad0969c9e52
MD5 (8.0-RC3-sparc64-livefs.iso) = 61c90ecce584c0c91f91e744f40a7d42

SHA256 (8.0-RC3-amd64-bootonly.iso) = fbf7c68cf81c300ec4e944ed6491f65d217168a85c1863c019cb41eec30cae94
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-amd64-disc1.iso) = 7e377f38cb6dc0ba1aa1fa13facf7e03f3cefad3d1490de797ed3a91680892e8
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-amd64-dvd1.iso) = fa4671d9b9b5b8208579d51cc2f72188a9537984ee28ba851236a52f32022597
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-amd64-livefs.iso) = c8c3728583b43e76d5e305b20fed578474adb5b14dbf2537b8ca9156b2d1c4cd
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-amd64-memstick.img) = b8d90dbfca07160d9818bf6705b5dd99ba25fe1624cdda3f3f4919681d1b1af1

SHA256 (8.0-RC3-i386-bootonly.iso) = f514dbec335fbf72917b25c1e79f6bca4e9dd74e037f75ab30d810e7942ac2fc
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-i386-disc1.iso) = 6b306af4a74df57d2c155891557878d747bac92a24c2b46947f89e7d9657addc
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-i386-dvd1.iso) = 21794b11142eeb7eb56c8810b83dcd67230b0d26a0f0e5839866172d977a5626
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-i386-livefs.iso) = 3dfd45e0a5550913b29d19d989f19167159d1f926f1667d1622890a5f83be93b
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-i386-memstick.img) = afc65bf14101ace1f069323678a8070ab84823bf191aeefa8fc9909d38e9306e

SHA256 (8.0-RC3-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 1fefdd0b03c943162cbb66d507e11c3a2e541e97a0742471de49f17ae96b953c
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-ia64-disc1.iso) = 67124c8101dd3fb06dbd3771c3eb18560207b42e46c331cc2ab02ba5284a72b7
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-ia64-disc2.iso) = 4eaa1125f98c5ed463f7577b9818dd57dbaee0bad01a1c7543ad4cc89c1770d0
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-ia64-disc3.iso) = c178a48004a12d6f178b478da146582742a88a27fcbf380029ae7fb3f6db6472
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-ia64-dvd1.iso) = d45a8e6ae622c1985d5b9c346c74f44884f3adba3c02d0b69bb58f19b359fa73
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-ia64-livefs.iso) = 9132340e15b75601017b0b57902fa48926e1d1a257f1f5149baa07c15e0dede8

SHA256 (8.0-RC3-pc98-bootonly.iso) = 42beee44af5859861718978a03de04e6a6fd0e63afec66a939830286fb73b22a
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-pc98-disc1.iso) = 4b00447579349443d80082d1809b0d04688ea317a9bee3f551c13a35c82c549d
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-pc98-livefs.iso) = 243306c98a9eade16d90994217fd89f0aba51cfd8399b1017754a3415f2e79e8

SHA256 (8.0-RC3-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = 4cfbcac5fc69bb10860ed2c511bcf175be730c2fd11e57ccd2c8c77322ea5172
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-powerpc-disc1.iso) = 6d7725d24c01d985590566eb168cde1e6d334a3cdc6bdc7a4508ea54c205c489
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-powerpc-disc2.iso) = ecfd22166dd411359d74a61c1724cfa747e4a7e9cb8b47776643795f6388942b
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-powerpc-disc3.iso) = fc3c0c2823b36cc6530c7afdb73dbfa3cb1bf6a64a59fd4a55307e1e4d1541fe

SHA256 (8.0-RC3-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 44a641e1f3080112d6063f923d1e5d17f9d9eedd1004888aace77e08beca2fdf
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-sparc64-disc1.iso) = e68eec5765f9313a9cbe4e94915b89d68caa4f4f65884be9e7b1d463862c17e3
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-sparc64-dvd1.iso) = e824cc316c520d29673c51e5ccf58aba9a79b17e7b61b67c1d13da7300911f7b
SHA256 (8.0-RC3-sparc64-livefs.iso) = a4f0f8f02a9b1bad01088f5cb81a9a4d93ef6aad095afdd79cb5525b4a1e53b5

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

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