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.
** Don’t do this on any production system unless you have full and current backups **
** Make more backups and verify them this time…
This is mostly automated but the first step will ask you for some confirmations.
Upgrading the 8.0-RELEASE Server to 8.2-RELEASE
prompt# freebsd-update -r 8.2-RELEASE upgrade prompt# freebsd-update install prompt# reboot prompt# freebsd-update install prompt# reboot
check with command uname -a