FreeBSD 5.4-BETA1 Available

From: Ken Smith (
Date: 03/21/05

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    The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability
    of FreeBSD 5.4-BETA1, which marks the beginning of the FreeBSD 5.4 Release

    This BETA1 release is in the same basic format as the Monthly Snapshots,
    for this BETA there are no packages on the CDs at all so the install of
    things like perl from the installation media will fail. As with the
    Snapshots there is however a full ports tarball it offers to install
    and you can use that to install the ports (or just download the packages
    you want from the FTP mirror sites). The Release Candidates posted
    through the next few weeks will contain the package sets.

    We encourage people to help with testing so any final bugs can be identified
    and worked out. Availability of ISO images and support for doing FTP based
    installs is given below. If you have an older system you want to update
    using the normal CVS/cvsup source based upgrade the branch tag to use
    is RELENG_5 (though that will change for the Release Candidates later).
    Problem reports can be submitted using the send-pr(1) command.

    At the moment there are no known severe issues, though several things
    are still on the todo list.


    The BETA1 ISOs and FTP support are available on most of the FreeBSD Mirror
    sites. A list of the mirror sites is available here:

    The MD5s are:

      MD5 (5.4-BETA1-alpha-disc1.iso) = f535b77d5051dfa772627603a4a49499

      MD5 (5.4-BETA1-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 042dbf899b5a87b3c270f90c30b04382
      MD5 (5.4-BETA1-amd64-disc1.iso) = c918a0739eece1f22ea618d935298bf4

      MD5 (5.4-BETA1-i386-bootonly.iso) = f7bdd9ac0bc515224eff1c849c59208d
      MD5 (5.4-BETA1-i386-disc1.iso) = adc5d06eaab2d7b78326c8dac54430ed

      MD5 (5.4-BETA1-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 12d053986ae8d791f8a8709f8efaaebe
      MD5 (5.4-BETA1-ia64-disc1.iso) = 291858a2796a70233769d0e0b80b9097
      MD5 (5.4-BETA1-ia64-disc2.iso) = db02722a5abf31eaf2b0a51dba9191f4

      MD5 (5.4-BETA1-pc98-disc1.iso) = 6a932bf6614ec037e9546900ecc2669c

      MD5 (5.4-BETA1-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = e796c0fe7bd5471435b2da06489dda6a
      MD5 (5.4-BETA1-sparc64-disc1.iso) = 7d4c84b1f5b3fb13a0a94af6c387ae57


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