FreeBSD 9.3 RC1

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FreeBSD 9.3 RC1
FreeBSD è un avanzato sistema operativo per moderne piattaforme server, desktop, ed embedded. Il codice di FreeBSD ha subito più di trent´anni di continui sviluppi, miglioramenti, e ottimizzazioni.

Note di rilascio

The first RC build of the 9.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available
on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and
sparc64 architectures.

The image checksums follow at the end of this email.

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 Bugzilla PR
system or on the -stable mailing list.

If you would like to use SVN to do a source based update of an existing
system, use the "releng/9.3" branch.

A list of changes since 9.2-RELEASE are available on the 9.3-RELEASE
release notes page here:

Pre-installed virtual machine images for 9.3-RC1 are also available
for amd64 and i386 architectures.

The images are located under the ´snapshots´ directory on FTP, here:

The disk images are available in QCOW2, VHD, VMDK, and raw disk image
formats. The image download size is approximately 135 MB, which
decompress to a 20GB sparse image.

The partition layout is:

. 512k - freebsd-boot GPT partition type (bootfs GPT label)
. 1GB - freebsd-swap GPT partition type (swapfs GPT label)
. ~17GB - freebsd-ufs GPT partition type (rootfs GPT label)

Changes between 9.3-BETA3 and 9.3-RC1 include:

o Various bug fixes in the hptrr(4) driver.

o Time zone data has been updated to tzdata2014e.

o Handling of the ´-P´ flag without ´-p´ or ´-r´ has been fixed in
the daemon(8) utility.

o A bug in the nvme(4) controller initialization path has been

o A bug in the fast receive buffer recycle path has been fixed in
the cxgbe(4) driver.

Note to consumers of the dvd1.iso image: The version of bsdconfig(8) in
the releng/9.3 branch does not yet support pkg(7)-format packages. This
is planned to be fixed in -RC2.

While there are packages available on the dvd1.iso image, they cannot
yet be installed with bsdconfig(8). They can be installed manually,

To install packages from the dvd1.iso installer, create and mount the
/dist directory:

# mkdir -p /dist
# mount -t cd9660 /dev/cd0 /dist

Next, install pkg(8) from the DVD:

# env REPOS_DIR=/dist/packages/repos
pkg add /dist/packages/freebsd:9:*:*/All/pkg-*.txz

At this point, pkg-install(8) can be used to install additional packages
from the DVD. Please note, the REPOS_DIR environment variable should be
used each time using the DVD as the package repository, otherwise
conflicts with packages from the upstream mirrors may occur when they
are fetched. For example, to install the Subversion, Gnome, and Xorg,

# env REPOS_DIR=/dist/packages/repos
pkg install subversion gnome2 xorg

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

# freebsd-update upgrade -r 9.3-RC1

During this process, freebsd-update(8) 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 8.x. Alternatively, the user can install misc/compat8x 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
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