FreeBSD 8.1-RC1 Available…

The first Release Candidate for the FreeBSD 8.1 release cycle is now
available for amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, and sparc64 architectures.
Files suitable for creating installation media or doing FTP based
installs through the network should be available on most of the
FreeBSD mirror sites. Checksums for the images are at the bottom
of this message.

For the amd64 and i386 architectures the DVD images have a preliminary
set of packages in the ISO files. Unfortunately due to some limitations
of the FTP mirroring system we are limited to images no larger than 2Gb
so the packages available on the installation media is limited (almost
down to just gnome/kde). We will work to remove that limitation but
that won’t happen before 8.1 is to become available.

The target schedule for the release is available here:

http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.1R/schedule.html

and the wiki page tracking the current status is here:

http://wiki.freebsd.org/Releng/8.1TODO

If you find problems you can report them through the normal Gnats
based PR system or here on this mailing list.

If you are updating an already running machine the CVS branch
tag is RELENG_8_1, or if you prefer SVN use “releng/8.1″.

The freebsd-update(8) utility supports binary upgrades of i386 and amd64
systems running earlier FreeBSD releases. Systems running 8.0-RELEASE
or 8.1-BETA1 can upgrade as follows:

# freebsd-update upgrade -r 8.1-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
continuing.

# 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 8.1-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.

Checksums:

MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 35951e08937cc4d16e6f8bb1c9cfc2bf
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso) = 8d3ff6e8498ce73cef9739e41f5c463a
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-amd64-dvd1.iso) = 7a1de1ca54b5ab5d1a00fab649ba6090
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-amd64-livefs.iso) = f1b3b8a669ebcdcb25b2d0db08eeccc1
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-amd64-memstick.img) = 7984b6529a63343f74179543ef54fe3e

MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-i386-bootonly.iso) = 97d91947196678ed4e2d96b78bbc7e5d
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-i386-disc1.iso) = dc18618ce8afdda18d62a1d084385c7b
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-i386-dvd1.iso) = b2f63695d40d0bd05ca81ca7d97c7a0e
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-i386-livefs.iso) = d11914b0aa6829357f496b7ecb02876f
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-i386-memstick.img) = ee50009e4ea8dd4336cfabba61f175b4

MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 7bdf4a7c1818e472a5477f3b99e429ce
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-ia64-disc1.iso) = fe9a007b68eb49718d677c18b28143b3
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-ia64-disc2.iso) = e5047be6d8f2f004ea84b8cec3cfa921
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-ia64-disc3.iso) = 4b0590b500ff6516593981625d60a09d
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-ia64-dvd1.iso) = 34613b88de010704c532188b299a115e
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-ia64-livefs.iso) = a1442d6532bbf8351313ec50e8ba492e

MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-pc98-bootonly.iso) = 6f5fff25770192dc890a382327e80085
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-pc98-disc1.iso) = 5535f393c66582bff8d72b177d120e68
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-pc98-livefs.iso) = 62452e9c0ef02fa18b672c0fb683fb85

MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = 0f43333a31adc57fb62d9dbdda5da238
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-powerpc-disc1.iso) = b5d3948e2e697e277502727f8d3548e1
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-powerpc-disc2.iso) = a33065119c56bd9751ea030b4d5c1d69
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-powerpc-disc3.iso) = 3b15748d00bba19041100eb2a83c9604

MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = a261f8a995a88c896f23b8f5cca8bfc7
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 99d87cacce1e91523f633710136cfea0
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-sparc64-disc2.iso) = 487a32c2dcbf324e26250e15b852f201
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-sparc64-disc3.iso) = b93f9739cbc10b7887b13bc6c88169e1
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-sparc64-dvd1.iso) = 104dd802bcd5371b4cad69d23b133645
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-sparc64-livefs.iso) = 212e324da01c079183c56469a89b4a1d

SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-amd64-bootonly.iso) = e9fa0729ae6a41156f1c42b27b7feaf0f5863efefc7dc272103d19cc40e9e1cc
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso) = 99eed24494bedc143d9062fe811329498eca2fa23e6fa1eea70651e48d348820
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-amd64-dvd1.iso) = 0ec417d66f92057d26655f7032654e67fa128321d2db03a4f54eaeb1b3a6bd90
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-amd64-livefs.iso) = f772388feefa7f71df0974163f0cf72156582e1ad7cf542cc884249403864b42
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-amd64-memstick.img) = 8def67bb4a37462fb1da26adb3fac593e95fc27c887ef69a4128012b146093e1

SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-i386-bootonly.iso) = 9c3a0924610fd807cb2c32ced11844f2978771c8cda12befc31678471198d065
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-i386-disc1.iso) = 5110557c4707472265d2d5c46e3980dd2c172f59f1f8adf05a85d03b24f60187
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-i386-dvd1.iso) = d9a01dde01b6a39a9b11530a219b4f910aca19b1ca77333f6cf872aa26a294ae
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-i386-livefs.iso) = 27fd5a3d6bbf55ade7c6fd0d7185d281ce8022e9b0c3fd843a2e141a496275ff
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-i386-memstick.img) = 5892b4722a207964117e433e2a1c32151d35cf7767d078a88cb4260f7dfa2e59

SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 5dd28388b640fc73fd50ab247bfcfeecaeea168e548fd47a23710b157bc4ae23
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-ia64-disc1.iso) = 5df5cab408318bc34a6965761954dd5d5f9e13e21af84fab3041863061c0e298
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-ia64-disc2.iso) = 6d6412a1fe10e1e93f143733c38609d9a167accf12fb753d31cd501ef6c359c9
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-ia64-disc3.iso) = 18e4b1878d290da9228a6be247fc237ee19086df8b7691fd6985391e4e393f2b
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-ia64-dvd1.iso) = e68773c640565bb4f8aa0f542a13371500f3fc88440dd4c17b18759fb75c1473
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-ia64-livefs.iso) = 743f1ae6b647fad311ccf820c0ad7091264250b17c1b79c063f2827abc852898

SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-pc98-bootonly.iso) = a6e833c64fb0e7fa7e425199106ce5f2ed131cc08b758286d87740539e327f50
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-pc98-disc1.iso) = 31bb82cd4bd597e7c955fd61aab9a4092f4510c022230c8612d98b95587912d1
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-pc98-livefs.iso) = 01a38477f09db8588e5d926bfd8ef532aad1b150140c450b2011889e16afa3e6

SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-powerpc-bootonly.iso) = ce669efc227ffc7647a42c87287abfc61b2f044be90f1329bfa1e0ad700d386e
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-powerpc-disc1.iso) = dee68ed0f17c1288e95677252d6e48011c326274ccf971747f74e17de681779a
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-powerpc-disc2.iso) = 6447b04da5f93f3b9008e71e3a0f8704552f06ee9e261529303dd2d9afdcf501
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-powerpc-disc3.iso) = 0201c7c3edd75bc82c5f2da1183348eff14f8b4eb82a408158c0592f8015bb72

SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 37f3dc5bdfd03ba196d40d677928f0e80c174d62744fa6774937416af7cea4ca
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 16ba7440a25c5c318dadcfd0b6239058e823d11428a04cb5160a3627df5b7efd
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-sparc64-disc2.iso) = b137c32a711b8f604d52f23405d0b2c9d5bb30f9582defccfcc9bc5ef4016510
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-sparc64-disc3.iso) = 3b58425fcca261e61fa4351c49f90abf9c46d42e04cafe5da7b7bee21ef25bc4
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-sparc64-dvd1.iso) = 884a8b49a5e87dc0e56cad1e03338004f4978e39776f34eb1c13dab50994b5b6
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.1-RC1-sparc64-livefs.iso) = b6a927cdf6bdcdb18130a772213276c300a46d805bcc9f8817162dcf4e7640ed


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