6-release??

6-release??

Post by Mike Scot » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 23:19:26


Does anyone have an idea when there'll be a v6 release version available
please? I need to upgrade an aging 4.x system to use pf, and there
seems little point in going to 5.x if 6 is "just around the corner" - or
should I just go for 5.4??

Thanks!

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Post by Stefan Oll » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 02:00:08

On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 14:19:26 GMT



Go for 5.4!

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Post by Philip Pae » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 02:34:04


Since the upgrade-path from 5.x to 6.x isn't nearly as painful as 4.x to 5.x,
it won't hurt you much to install 5.4 now and upgrade it to 6.0 when it gets
released. There's also a school of thought warning against .0 releases. ;-)

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Post by Piotr Smyr » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 05:50:05


Remember 6.0 is not the old stile .0 release, due to the switch towards time
based releases. It was meant since the start of schedule as an improvement
release.

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Post by Steve O'Ha » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 06:48:30

On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 20:50:05 +0000 (UTC)



Hmm old style .0 release lemesee

1.0 - Rather nice but 1.1.5.1 was great.

2.0 - *** horrible mess due mainly to being hurried.

3.0 - *** due mainly to PAO integration, but much better than 2.0.

4.0 - Solid release no pain at all.

5.0 - Scary, very scary and very very late.

6.0 - Promises to be pretty decent.

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Post by Mike Tancs » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 07:42:08

On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 14:19:26 GMT, Mike Scott



Start with RELENG_5 today. RELENG_6 is just be a cvsup upgrade and is
already looking pretty stable. The FreeBSD folk dont want to get into
another 4.x to 5.x dead end upgrade path. If you have redundancy, I
would even suggest trying RELENG_6 today. I am about to put one into
service in our spam scanning pool.

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Post by Pertti Kos » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 21:27:28


Do i need to do anything special on RELENG_5 -> RELENG_6 upgrade when i
use gstripe?
 
 
 

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Post by Daniel Rud » Thu, 18 Aug 2005 01:51:13

At about the time of 8/15/2005 2:48 PM, Steve O'Hara-Smith stated the
following:



Actually, the 4.0 release has some issues. There was a bug in the ATA
disk driver that would cause the the system to report hard read errors
and then the release has to be re-issued.

As for my experiences in moving from 4.x to 5.x, they have been great.
I stuck with 4.11 on one machine for a just in case scenario, but I'm
going to upgrade that over the coming weekend. When I upgraded, I
jumped from 4.11 to 5.3 when the stable brance was forked. I learned my
lesson when dealing with developmental releases.

In 5.x, there is a learning curve as some things have changed, but for
the most part, all my scripts run normally, all my custom software that
I wrote works without issues, and there systems are up and stable.
Other than some config issues that I have been having recently due to
utilizing some of the more advanced security features in FreeBSD, there
have really been no problems at all.

This is an absolutely wonderful operating system that does as advertised.
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Post by Daniel Rud » Thu, 18 Aug 2005 01:53:12

At about the time of 8/15/2005 7:19 AM, Mike Scott stated the following:


The best place to get this information is here:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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Post by Mike Tancs » Thu, 18 Aug 2005 07:19:28

On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 15:27:28 +0300, Pertti Kosunen




Not sure but I dont recall anything. I dont use gstripe. I would ask
on the stable list as well as have a quick browse through the cvs
commit log comments to see if there are any caveats. As always. setup
a test machine to test before going live :)

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Post by jpd » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 19:39:17

[a bit late but anyway]
Begin <5QoMe.1694$Z% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

[snip!]

Even for me, a new FreeBSD user back then, it was clear it was a bit
quirky, but quite usable. Lightyears better than any linux I'd tried
before that, actually. I think the last kernel I'd used was 2.2.19,
and haven't looked back.



I ran into having to raise hw.acpi.thermal.polling_rate to something way
up, as otherwise I'd get a nice buzz through mp3 playback, every ten
seconds. This on a thinkpad 570 running 5.3.



FreeBSD usually does, but then, we knew that. :-)


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Post by talo » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 21:21:41


By the way, the beta4 snapshot has just been released, and i am happy to
report that the bug which freezed the previous snapshots under qemu has been
solved (apparently vmware has been solved also). Hence you can play cheaply
with the 6.0 using qemu.

The only little problems i have encountered:
going to fixit mode from the live cdrom, the directory /var/db doesn't exist
and as a consequence dhclient doesn't work. The following works:
mkdir /var/db
dhclient ed0
Then contrary to the ISC dhclient, this doesn't fill /etc/resolv.conf, one
has to do it by hand.
After that one can ssh to another machine no problem, very nice.

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Post by Kris Kenna » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 02:14:35


I assume you also reported this to the developers, right? :)

Kris
 
 
 

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Post by Michel Tal » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 04:49:33


I have reported the freezes under qemu, very early, and then a second
time on the mailing list. I am very happy that the problem is solved,
because i like to test a distribution under qemu before trying it on a
real machine. The small points above, i don't find them very important,
i have mentioned them just for reference. By the way i have another
suggestion for the fixit menu on the cdrom. It is very convenient, at
the fixit prompt, to do
cd /mnt2
chroot .
then one has a complete freebsd environment, but with a glitch, man
pages don't work because the shell has a bogus PAGER environment
variable. Setting
PAGER=more
fixes that, and one has a complete and documented fixit environment.
 
 
 

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Post by Kris Kenna » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:29:42


Thing is that no-one appropriate is listening to your suggestions if
you only mention them here.

Kris