Subject: NetBSD 4.0 Release Candidate 4 available for download
Date: Friday 9th November 2007 17:31:43 UTC (over 10 years ago)
Hello, on behalf of the NetBSD Release Engineering team, I am happy to announce the availability of NetBSD 4.0 Release Candidate 4. Binaries and ISOs are available from ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-4.0_RC4 The list of changes from the 3.0 release is available in the release notes, online at ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-4.0_RC4/i386/INSTALL.html#Changes%20Between%20The%20NetBSD%203.0%20and%204.0%20Releases This release candidate has several bug fixes and other changes since the previous release candidate - RC3. Most important bug fixes are: - a transition mechanism from sendmail to postfix was implemented. If you use sysinst for upgrade, it will ask if the mailer configuration should be switched to postfix. - a security issue in OpenSSL (CVE-2007-4995) was fixed. - an earlier pullup to ipf has been reverted, because it prevented RDR sessions from expiring, see PR kern/37037 and kern/37174. - a bug in MTRR handling causing a reboot on amd64 when starting the X server has been fixed - PR port-amd64/37043. - a security issue in FAST_IPSEC has been fixed. - bio(4) has been updated to handle RAID volumes larger than 4GB - PR kern/36556. - fix a heap corruption in rpc.lockd, PR bin/37236. Some of the other changes and updates are: - add IC Plus Corp IP100A support to ste(4). - add support for ICH8M and ICH9's SATA controller to piixide(4). - add support for Marvell 88CO55 (found on newer iMacs) to msk(4). - update tzdata to version 2007h. - many updates to the release notes and other documentation. The complete description is found in the CHANGES-4.0 file in the release tree, online at ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-4.0_RC4/CHANGES-4.0 (Scroll down to the end of the file and see the entries between the RC3 and RC4 ones.) The bio(4) change causes a compatibility break on 32-bit platforms. If you are using bio(4), you need a new bioctl utility for the RC4 kernel. If you have updated only the kernel, either rebuild bioctl after updating the headers in /usr/include, or use a new binary from the release build. This does not affect upgrading from previous releases of NetBSD, as no former release has bio(4). If you want to build NetBSD 4.0_RC4 from source, cvs up your source tree to "netbsd-4-0-RC4", or just along the "netbsd-4" branch. Alternatively, you can download the source sets from the URL above, under the source/ directory. We hope that this release candidate to be the last one before the final release of NetBSD 4.0. Please help us test it as much as possible to make NetBSD 4.0 a solid release. Thanks, the NetBSD Release Engineering team.