FreeBSD 8.4-RC1 Now Available

Glen Barber gjb at
Wed Apr 10 22:46:43 UTC 2013

The first RC build of the 8.4-RELEASE release cycle is now available
on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, and pc98 architectures.  The
SHA256/MD5 sums are tacked on to 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).

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

If you would like to use SVN to do a source based update of an existing
system use "releng/8.4". If you would like to use csup/cvsup mechanisms
instead the branch tag to use is "RELENG_8_4".

Please be aware that cvsup and CVS are both deprecated, and while
upgrades using CVS or cvsup may work now they will not be supported for
security updates through the life of 8.4.

Important notice when upgrading from 8.4-BETA1 to 8.4-RC1:

 - There was an accidental breakage in the OpenSSL ABI in the BETA1
   build that was fixed before this RC build.  Applications built
   against OpenSSL may need to be rebuilt after upgrading to
   8.4-RC1 from 8.4-BETA1.

The freebsd-update(8) utility supports binary upgrades of i386 and amd64
systems running earlier FreeBSD releases.  Systems running earlier
FreeBSD releases can upgrade as follows:

# freebsd-update upgrade -r 8.4-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:

# freebsd-update install

It is recommended to rebuild and install all applications if possible,
especially if upgrading from an earlier FreeBSD release, for example,
FreeBSD 7.x.  Alternatively, the user can install misc/compat7x and other
compatibility libraries, afterwards the system must be rebooted into the
new userland:

# shutdown -r now

Finally, after rebooting, freebsd-update needs to be run again to remove
stale files:

# freebsd-update install


SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-amd64-bootonly.iso) = a5f1bce4c5aefeef12353da6f637275310df6315417a1c9b6022da4106ea4c4c
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso) = 9adf9e15ff288085a53831ad238cd7320225f186dfb3faac11ba2189689f4678
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-amd64-disc2.iso) = faad5199011bd23302b2b8916b7a0abbd0f755e15bdb90a289972e7dfc3c752a
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-amd64-disc3.iso) = 9c907f4d74f28965a8a6ce683a946f9aeaba37dbbd97ca63f7fc3f28b839d9bd
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-amd64-dvd1.iso) = 6f6c706ea1cb6f045d0df596bf85873784e3b42bb22ae3fe26d54deb4115f63e
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-amd64-livefs.iso) = 1110f7ced80df95fb8354bac2614c866dcc608fc9c1c1b823d832d3cb93ce16a
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-amd64-memstick.img) = 10f3b891df47345c800d1210a1881baf473114aaea9a44d4ce0f86e5ba09221f
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-i386-bootonly.iso) = 116b34780cf6c684fb6ac541630d2e863613bd66447f894b77ce682ba2bedb38
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-i386-disc1.iso) = ba1d20cc407d392e61469ec4b5c49b68187317a651165bf8693d690eaf1c8539
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-i386-disc2.iso) = 1b35d1b3430910a6c558f36d4417bc8a5cc030f3233f2f1a27f9732971f71aed
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-i386-disc3.iso) = a948ee4707450f55b416fc42972629dafe84d22ec14ecf5f89772f07e44e0d31
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-i386-dvd1.iso) = 32bc73f2881baf4cde80d04c830604643dfc1dd33ec6cfccd72cbe40cb7f8584
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-i386-livefs.iso) = e9e280849935605f595380ce0455720332598c6ab4a2a57cee38c13cb3d0e8a6
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-i386-memstick.img) = 5aed82b6679a92448096287128075e636f6cd34f338e93a39ee8610fa995fb83
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-pc98-bootonly.iso) = 7ad9faea2fb1276b42c104b608a6fac6d0a5b83a56b952eab9c7c6165ffd819f
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-pc98-disc1.iso) = 191ec9361e64b205354de0a7522f4302dc35bb8e167e393df886040b5a14476b
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-pc98-livefs.iso) = f38592cd6b4336a3e6444335dc6e9cc1ac173063481878c82105e4af487259f6

MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 5f39ee60f64e11d1e1098272926a7c40
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso) = cdc885b419049ce2a324e3c491c53c0c
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-amd64-disc2.iso) = f82e6b3067c16888636558c7070c4a0d
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-amd64-disc3.iso) = e3d031665ee0f7bd3108921fab665cd4
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-amd64-dvd1.iso) = a721eba1bb0ff6b415c96f063b6f50f6
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-amd64-livefs.iso) = 2bab297001dce4b5d8b75cc9adf0bc49
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-amd64-memstick.img) = 32d73c87cd326ba33d1710d1d80924a6
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-i386-bootonly.iso) = 985a7dcfa7e7832c4b078c28140889f0
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-i386-disc1.iso) = 20bcbd7b4c842e23c4b40b7d95cb7189
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-i386-disc2.iso) = 99cdd663e248f7153f83ef2efca78126
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-i386-disc3.iso) = 0fdc4e0d4becafed7becea7e283dc956
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-i386-dvd1.iso) = 9452ea665417bf8e3b37e6a2df9e0471
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-i386-livefs.iso) = 3958875d5849efb7d354b5ad00cfa974
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-i386-memstick.img) = 295086f72d72f10d1212a09bcb36f6f0
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-pc98-bootonly.iso) = 2ea56e5a085ba73c9caae9ddc739d915
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-pc98-disc1.iso) = 31ecd8bcfbb97ea38b7833ba4fe9d41e
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.4-RC1-pc98-livefs.iso) = 6699df5f2691976843d273ef000a861e


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