FreeBSD 8.2-RC2 Available…

The second Release Candidate for the FreeBSD 8.2 release cycle is
now available. Initial testing of the 7.4-RC2 install images turned
up an issue with the pre-built packages that will take a few more
days to address. For this build only the amd64, i386, pc98, and
sparc64 architectures are available.

An initial set of pre-built packages are available on the DVD images
for the amd64 and i386 architectures. Due to a limitation in the
mechanism used in some of our FTP mirror site infrastructure we are
still limited to a 2Gb maximum file size (we hope that issue will be
addressed before the next release) the package set on the DVD image is
a bit sparse – basically just the Gnome and KDE meta-packages. The
images are also compressed using xz(1) to maximize the compression.

The release schedule has slipped a bit from the original target
schedule which is here:

We’ll adjust the schedule dates shortly. The wiki pages tracking the
release are here:

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

If you are updating an already running machine the CVS branch tag
for 8.2-RC2 is RELENG_8_2. If you prefer SVN use “releng/8.2″.

The freebsd-update(8) utility supports binary upgrades of i386 and amd64
systems running earlier FreeBSD releases. Systems running 8.0-RELEASE,
8.1-RELEASE, 8.2-BETA1 or 8.2-RC1 can upgrade as follows:

# freebsd-update upgrade -r 8.2-RC2

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 8.2-RC2, 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.


[ Note this time I included checksums for both the compressed and uncompressed
versions of the dvd1 images. Only the compressed version is available on the
FTP sites but this allows you to check the integrity of the files you download
to make sure they arrived intact before you uncompress them in case you want
to do that. ]

MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 1d58274e15dd92aee079b31731a9c929
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-amd64-disc1.iso) = 6fbe8eb70bee7cc37e4e14e5161230ad
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-amd64-dvd1.iso) = 4b9ead06c344069af6b0d721769ff13f
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-amd64-livefs.iso) = b2392596c6e67f77f4697e708a5c7534
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-amd64-memstick.img) = 4bb8ace0027d90b76863fd66b1cf178c
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-amd64-dvd1.iso.xz) = a95331d8a4f9a41f8e8391379a7d1102

MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-i386-bootonly.iso) = 1818258ddb5b601b0e54fec0534ab3e4
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-i386-disc1.iso) = ffabf2b1205394ed1ae42b97f83d1a61
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-i386-dvd1.iso) = f26cdb7af4bda549be77cb282b03a41f
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-i386-livefs.iso) = c11b62a858a85537892dd985d610a731
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-i386-memstick.img) = 51597bf4a6310a139f69df860e399095
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-i386-dvd1.iso.xz) = 9e3aa435a0e92cff72d5469aebebf028

MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-pc98-bootonly.iso) = 188c56fd78791e1282dbd09ab3ddf110
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-pc98-disc1.iso) = 97ad122f7cc32bfada11128290782de6
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-pc98-livefs.iso) = b3db85f3751a8c45e74b7a5dcfbb88eb

MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 728e402681519d964c7bfa87272cf6ea
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 0e5783eb6e14cae60ab38fa25514758c
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-sparc64-dvd1.iso) = 4d82fdc05a8ff741a6887b69a67863f3
MD5 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-sparc64-livefs.iso) = 19b488e8c15239b0e7ef0caba4b584b3

SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 6572c7b9b01662adfb80a0fca21bc3117a3073a122f33a0ba62e8f8709ce60df
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-amd64-disc1.iso) = de7e0aa1f1fcb78d13ee80a69d3398af6a7885804762b37e5bf48424d3a4ae49
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-amd64-dvd1.iso) = d00ffe631f1365064eb790ad3ffcba3e2ed2898c29a12d9375912c641d601594
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-amd64-livefs.iso) = 699ecff5e7f842246b9b43fa1884743cc351a09145ca723c766bd41087a9400e
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-amd64-memstick.img) = 9111b6dd479b00bf9db374a6f651e979fe32e4c206e4b582c30912765c9f5214
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-amd64-dvd1.iso.xz) = 63de0592c0ddf2a6e64e48caab4140e258ae222303493442aa36827f36443584

SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-i386-bootonly.iso) = 64aa6316f6010911575e2cbf75d6239323a96c8ae731b8b98cd6f70394d81b94
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-i386-disc1.iso) = 82d80d924db8952ae5d6c8946cbf89a21f7457f761169aa963e24b03271a4f74
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-i386-dvd1.iso) = 8a9b08423252860f30e4bc79a446062741fc55af329aa529ac4a1663d60d5ff7
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-i386-livefs.iso) = 62764fa1ff654bb821741c8037d37b826c298842998665e2995d1bcfa8dfab38
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-i386-memstick.img) = 0a1b8efc97aafa5e9c0a5ee4f18fa5f3c0af473f3f239455a9fd7dae56bd9964
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-i386-dvd1.iso.xz) = 5f8f66162ab085eefe4e89845dcb3ea903757aec496e033de8c7ea7eb802f9a6

SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-pc98-bootonly.iso) = 28b97d7d0e1219bfad4308d06c94d7fa29da2cd41aab763e1ff83d8e09d4105c
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-pc98-disc1.iso) = 6f188a7dcc5b8966ea4082cfb1f2a4050c1624b74605ff53647d5dae98063536
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-pc98-livefs.iso) = a6da702a151ce7f1794a7fa28ea0e4e07359de0169ef904eb0646c004b8c807b

SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = 8c912deb11fed9ba17e12c99205cfd3dbe74ad6ce87454f54b325a8869f9f855
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 009fdf506cab2dbe6f2f87950d4f572efcca8aec186d6160a3f71946d16fd4ce
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-sparc64-dvd1.iso) = 080b79a3ead845b8ba7c349c06ae1df10c055f2313a0b45156c9dfd3287d3db2
SHA256 (FreeBSD-8.2-RC2-sparc64-livefs.iso) = 95f3148704a475b5bd194e3acbcfa1678cdd02ab240c378779c049ee077dbb0e

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