Re: FreeBSD 5.3-BETA7 available

From: Scott Long (scottl_at_FreeBSD.org)
Date: 10/04/04

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    Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2004 08:10:48 -0600
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    The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is proud to announce the
    availability of FreeBSD 5.3-BETA7. This is the seventh and final
    BETA of the 5.3 release cycle. It is intended for early adopters and
    those wishing to help find and/or fix bugs. The 5.3 release cycle will
    follow on next with an RC1 release candidate unless significant show-
    stopper bugs are found. The schedule can be found at
    http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.3R/schedule.html. Be sure to check
    the "Known Issues" below as there are known problems that are still
    being worked on at this time.

    IMPORTANT:
    BIND 9.3.0 has replaced BIND 8.x as the default name server.

    IMPORTANT:
    Several libraries have had their version numbers bumped in order to
    maintain FreeBSD 4.x compatibility. Any programs that rely on these
    libraries should be rebuilt. The /etc/libmap.conf facility can be
    used to help this migration. In particular, libm.so.2 should be
    mapped to libm.so.3 while the migration is in progress. The libraries
    that changed are:

        libm.so.2 -> libm.so.3
        libhistory.so.4 -> libhistory.so.5
        libopie.so.2 -> libopie.so.3
        libpcap.so.2 -> libpcap.so.3
        libreadline.so.4 -> libreadline.so.5

    Other fixes and enhancements made since BETA6:

      - Fix timekeeping on sparc64 and alpha that would result in the day of
        the week being stored incorrectly in NVRAM.
      - Add support to the fxp driver for the ICH6 chipset.
      - Fix the panic on detach problem with USB hubs.
      - Import BIND 9.3.0. This completely replaces the old BIND 8.x
        nameserver in the base system. Many thanks to Dag-Erling Smørgrav,
        Tom Rhodes, Doug Barton, and Ruslan Ermilov for making this happen.
      - Fix panic when allocating swap on a busy system.
      - Fix loader crash when using the 'lsdev' command.
      - Many more GBDE, ggate, gmirror, and gstripe fixes.
      - Fix the '-s' option in newfs to handle large filesystems.
      - Fix a resource allocation problem with the floppy driver that would
        result in long delays during boot.
      - Add support for the Broadcom 5750/5751 chips to the bge driver.
      - Allow 'sh' to handle unsetting of undefined variables.
      - Fix several locking problems in PF.
      - Many fixes to the ATA driver to make it more robust.
      - Many locking fixes for the re driver.
      - Work around a panic on sparc64 SMP systems when under heavy load.
      - Fix handling of non-existent devices at boot for getty.
      - Disable Synaptics touchpad support in the psm driver as it was
        causing many problem reports.
      - Fix the em driver to not wedge when under heavy transmit load.
      - Fix KAME IPSEC and FAST IPSEC.
      - Fix the pst driver to not panic on boot when INVARIANTS is defined.

    Known issues in this release:

      - There are known data corruption issues with gvinum. Fixes are
        being tested now.
      - There are reports of packet corruption with the nge driver when
        the network stack is run without the Giant mutex. A fix is
        being tested.

    Availability:

        For people wishing to upgrade older systems using cvsup(1) and the
        procedure described in src/UPDATING the CVS tag to use is RELENG_5
        at this point. Note that like all RELENG_X branches this is an
        active development branch. We do not recommend those branches for
        normal use (for normal use RELENG_X_Y branches are more appropriate,
        e.g. RELENG_4_10 is the current stable branch).

        As of this writing the following are available on ftp.freebsd.org
        along with some of the mirror sites:

            alpha: all images available
            amd64: all images available
            i386: all images available
            ia64: miniinst available
            pc98: miniinst available
            sparc64: all images except disc1 available (new package sets
                     still being built, disc1 may be made available later)

        MD5s for the builds that are complete at this time are:

        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 0ec066fb157784e79a6a88f3d2191574
        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-amd64-disc2.iso) = 009d7cc50bec635ae1883ef3de40b122
        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-amd64-miniinst.iso) = 952c987ab87774dc391c0774eb87eed7
        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-amd64-disc1.iso) = 7826043ff52b3e9e2f4443517d362a8d

        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-i386-bootonly.iso) = 13e3b9c84f86c61461030e40adb895ee
        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-i386-disc2.iso) = 4812cda4404454cf2ef7e92722156f37
        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-i386-miniinst.iso) = 5cf967bfd44543f0afdf5a9449734051
        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-i386-disc1.iso) = f8873a9b1072fdc6ca9d5f0c1fe58c73

        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-ia64-bootonly.iso) = b1089e7493a207ba32c0cb68098ceb2e
        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-ia64-disc2.iso) = 0d20ca0788ff4c1be75be2dbedb37579
        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-ia64-miniinst.iso) = c85ce87890f0fa053f14bd134e57fc2c

        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-pc98-disc2.iso) = c8cbaa0568b0df28c2ae3d39bcdbb62f
        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-pc98-miniinst.iso) = f6677efe217e0d5d2f207fb39d849294

        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-sparc64-bootonly.iso) =
    203ced5fa0fb7a1cb44c0548b8449601
        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-sparc64-disc2.iso) = 8462696261f696a9391d4a27a56b1bbe
        MD5 (5.3-BETA7-sparc64-miniinst.iso) = dc4225c8d18127b5ce93cf650cc1458e

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