FreeBSD 9.0-BETA2 Available...

Ken Smith kensmith at
Wed Sep 7 14:57:03 UTC 2011

The second BETA build of the 9.0-RELEASE release cycle is now
available.  Since this is the first release of a brand new branch
I cross-post the announcements on both -current and -stable.  But
just so you know most of the developers active in head pay more
attention to the -current mailing list.  If you notice problems you
can report them through the normal Gnats PR system or on the -current
mailing list.

The 9.0-RELEASE cycle will be tracked here:

though the schedule listed there is now way off.  BETA1 and some
other factors caused a lot of activity.  We'll re-work the schedule
some time soon.

NOTE: The location of the FTP install tree and ISOs have changed
slightly.  What we used for BETA2 reflects a directory structure
that would let us fully utilize building and distributing a wider
variety of architectures, based on this:

farrell 1 % cd /usr/src
farrell 2 % make targets
Supported TARGET/TARGET_ARCH pairs for world and kernel targets
farrell 3 % 

However we currently, and likely will never, do builds of everything.
The new layout does add a some extra complexity.  So we're actively
discussing whether or not to change the layout from previous releases,
and if we do change it whether or not to change it this much...  What's
there now can be viewed as an almost "worst case" scenario (one of the
possibilities being discussed includes having both $TARGET and
$TARGET_ARCH in the filenames).  It's entirely possible we'll back off
and revert to the old layout despite that layout potentially limiting
what we can do with the new build infrastructure.

ISO images for the following architectures are available, with pathnames
given relative to the top-level of the FTP site:

  amd64: .../releases/amd64/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/
  i386: .../releases/i386/i386/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/
  powerpc: .../releases/powerpc/powerpc/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/
  powerpc64: .../releases/powerpc/powerpc64/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/
  sparc64: .../releases/sparc64/sparc64/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/

Due to a bug that crept in just before BETA2 the ia64 architecture
builds failed.  That bug has since been fixed.

MD5/SHA256 checksums are tacked on below.

In addition to lots of bugfixes and a few new things that crept in
since BETA1 we have done what we hope will be the final bump of
versions for the non-symbol-versioned system libraries.  This time
we did not bump the version of every non-symbol-versioned library,
we just did the ones that had an API and/or ABI change.

As before one of the many new features of 9.0 we would like tested
is the new installer, so fresh installs on test systems are encouraged.
The shift in the directory layout described above is in part due to
the new installer.  FTP-based installs of BETA1 would have failed,
as-is the new installer expects this for where to find the FTP
install trees:

    .../releases/`uname -m`/`uname -p`/`uname -r`

We're discussing whether or not the ISO images need to tag along with
the FTP install bits to these sub-directories as part of the
re-structuring, etc.

If you would like to use csup/cvsup mechanisms to access the source
tree the branch tag to use is "." (head).  If you would like to access
the source tree via SVN it is "svn://".

At this time FreeBSD-Update is not available, in part to help encourage
testing the installer.


MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 888a6eacd82a716846ce1f5151bce1a6
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-amd64-dvd1.iso) = 38178ecee5924950fbcace6ed9881210
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-amd64-memstick.img) = 741a1fb240fde587d4208540e1c13779

MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-i386-bootonly.iso) = b74f87a5a5d3da0e9241e3485d3eb2cf
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-i386-dvd1.iso) = d81b89d182bdbe11155dfd1e9e165fee
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-i386-memstick.img) = acfc9797273704008c08c416f7aa8d8b

MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = f2f0274b655c4a79d6b88472162905f9
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-powerpc-memstick) = 200ca101d6bb761e15d70aa743a632f6
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-powerpc-release.iso) = 23df0f1e07b375be50f139e7dc95dcf5

MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-powerpc64-bootonly.iso) = ed0ac1edfcfe71596f7409339cfabc9f
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-powerpc64-memstick) = eb552d31fe999396c0bd027b0586d2ce
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-powerpc64-release.iso) = c4469fe01301ac835c40701d52422b55

MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-sparc64-CHECKSUM.MD5) = d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = e72add6b8f2ad4d9564eddbf7ae533f0
MD5 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-sparc64-dvd1.iso) = 2227e2095d57c4353400bbc4409cacff

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 01319df05dbccaac2a8c56c4284798a4c8c3399a0c0fc8ba04407cd8eea89f76
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-amd64-dvd1.iso) = e4fa69243aeefcfbce98ac8c30a8120a33ff122e7eb8c5fd73c23d49e3b2fad5
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-amd64-memstick.img) = ac5e08a1a7ed4e6e8f19c18fcd53306e9ab5b4636c1b390e7fccf271e2ffbbcc

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-i386-bootonly.iso) = e31ca81caa14866c2f3eb837b346f1b853ddb9181a9aa7b8d45915a0ebebbfd1
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-i386-dvd1.iso) = 2ed439c308c874deb17f20682fa3d24ab64452912a1408d1b8c4220c29ef2728
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-i386-memstick.img) = bb8d8151863784c4147ba4e62f073fcdd4c9b194b55470d3133f7504c2bad5c6

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = 64d7fc1b97a00118b577103d9882f14b98523716c24d01c6498cce5b8b555154
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-powerpc-memstick) = 0fd99234ad81687d90f9cbffb375bf938444ca41e5f090d0c1cf86ce5b373422
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-powerpc-release.iso) = fbe44a2665f68f45c86e8f99a5e569ed5f9905e38c6f516472bac58e8e742be6

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-powerpc64-bootonly.iso) = e8ab1ece6460080951dfb7bac9de9e80703b0ccf7f684e8be82fd5a32405b093
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-powerpc64-memstick) = f9778f2c8d85709e027ceaf9d8b1c99cae8719bee0a363a29b0e97594a6b6b85
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-powerpc64-release.iso) = 92a754150b17eb8567fa3b9dd306dbb96f2476075ab646ba90840aa733364b7c

SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 0ef5b1b41683bfa9047bbd556a81466ed5aa4609335380d611e63ad2d8517f51
SHA256 (FreeBSD-9.0-BETA2-sparc64-dvd1.iso) = 00477eaf46f93678a28878d87c4551f529915266aee96cbb7141445503efce8d

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