FreeBSD 9.1-RC1 Available...

Walter Hurry walterhurry at
Thu Aug 23 18:25:11 UTC 2012

On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:50:46 -0400, Ken Smith wrote:

> The first release candidate of the 9.1-RELEASE release cycle is now
> available on the FTP servers for amd64, i386, and powerpc64.  The
> MD5/SHA256 checksums are at the bottom of this message.  The ISO images
> and, for architectures that support it, the memory stick images are
> available here:
> (or any of the FreeBSD mirror sites).

I have just upgraded (an x86_64 VM) from 9.0-RELEASE to 9.1-RC1, using 
freebsd-update. Very smooth, and no apparent hitches at all. Thanks to 
all concerned, and well done.

One thing (welcome, but puzzling) which surprised me was that my 
vboxguest.ko did *not* need to be recompiled. How did the upgrade manage 

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