FreeBSD 8.3-RC1 Available...

Ken Smith kensmith at
Wed Mar 7 01:20:42 UTC 2012

The first Release Candidate build of the 8.3-RELEASE release cycle is
now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, and pc98
architectures.  The MD5/SHA256 sums 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).

We hope to have one more Release Candidate build, followed by the
release itself.  The schedule is available here:

and so far we're not too far off.

If you notice any problems you can report them through the normal Gnats
PR system or here on the -stable mailing list.

If you would like to use csup/cvsup mechanisms to do a source-based
update of an existing system the branch tag to use is now "RELENG_8_3".
If you would like to use SVN instead use "releng/8.3".  As part of
preparing for RC1 "releng/8.3" was branched.

The freebsd-update(8) utility supports binary upgrades of i386 and amd64 
systems running earlier FreeBSD releases.  Systems running 8.1-RELEASE,
8.2-RELEASE, or 8.3-BETA1 can upgrade as follows:

# freebsd-update upgrade -r 8.3-RC1

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 

# 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 7.x) can also use freebsd-update
to upgrade to FreeBSD 8.3-RC1, 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 7.x and FreeBSD 8.x.


MD5 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-amd64-bootonly.iso) = d3fee39afba719d0f47c0eea881a84ad
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso) = cb38356833f43998510c5b496eac7917
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-amd64-dvd1.iso) = 043901211a0730242df482d83794c6fc
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-amd64-livefs.iso) = 76a1c13fe4af6a9845e8ea13069a97d6
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-amd64-memstick.img) = a6b74511a2edccd98407c464b8781681

MD5 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-i386-bootonly.iso) = b3e9d11a41f54487f0ef077cb8f517ec
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-i386-disc1.iso) = 2d3ddbe3c7256bc9df67b06a33e8be48
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-i386-dvd1.iso) = 2df8cf3af608afa983aa667e54a8de43
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-i386-livefs.iso) = e03f18a0a2c05b32692501e7012ed52f
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-i386-memstick.img) = c46fe4e008edece737e7a31a076bff2a

MD5 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-pc98-bootonly.iso) = 9de8c5e4dc516740af4dd2aa6cde759f
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-pc98-disc1.iso) = c24d2270a8a9e8685ac82e096a131246
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-pc98-livefs.iso) = 80905bdfe7bd89a04068e0344d791ec4

SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-amd64-bootonly.iso) = d47d63b59465ac0254e770e6e3fa5a3959895dedce130250f26848306439d55d
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso) = 38b08f12f0b3e83045e46b7f09404a2f36e26f7e3c668bc4a01b8383ab72c48a
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-amd64-dvd1.iso) = 535547adcab0ff8cceb778674151323da015aefc6d8b36337d85f62a4fad87bc
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-amd64-livefs.iso) = 600b26d6c15946c88ffc516d3cce57eb2ee48149f8af96e9124ca478901e8a5c
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-amd64-memstick.img) = 53218723e35deba522bfbd87d8d5e1451705f6f386f2b004468190ae89fd0bc1

SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-i386-bootonly.iso) = 5c37eb5124fb057384d5828e8cc1e116f0b9c0a7efe6f3365f59ba87a50be83c
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-i386-disc1.iso) = 1fec8dc68433c12a9b24da1b7e35a6d4e6bb96cb1258fb809111572d1b16ebb9
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-i386-dvd1.iso) = ec2f7f7c38d22726fcd9c95d4d7699068eeddbaa2b60eb235373a2eadd792931
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-i386-livefs.iso) = 7a75e051ef26571621d2782f42e30d9f0f6552cbd8f0dfdb5dd9d6d2da853500
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-i386-memstick.img) = 966ff5e1e9e561395083ebce110a6e9c07778a6e05f689bb94451efecaa15bf4

SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-pc98-bootonly.iso) = 0866dc444b92e5a03ad90da8e87f49e184aead6e2148af1f3cc35d4c74e14b35
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-pc98-disc1.iso) = 5f6521693b1d0cf6b89af6783035afb58c75fb2be9e4b6c064b13c5e584bdcd0
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.3-RC1-pc98-livefs.iso) = f1f6237364819a34f522f4d740e5c37db4bcd03cc254cf531584e3c5f7d59ac5

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