Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2006 16:11 UTC
FreeBSD "The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the beginning of both the FreeBSD 6.1 and FreeBSD 5.5 release cycles with the availability of FreeBSD 6.1-BETA1 and FreeBSD 5.5-BETA1. Both FreeBSD 6.1 and FreeBSD 5.5 are meant to be a refinement of their respective branches with few dramatic changes. A lot of bugfixes have been made, some drivers have been updated, and some areas have been tweaked for better performance, etc. but no large changes have been made to the basic architecture." Please select a download mirror for downloading.
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Thanks
by Hetfield on Fri 10th Feb 2006 19:54 UTC
Hetfield
Member since:
2005-07-09

I've upgraded to -STABLE (running 6.1-PRERELEASE now) a few days ago, and it's solved quite a few annoying problems I had with regards to one or two custom scripts in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ that would execute manually but refused to start at bootup and that were working normally on 5.4., and I never found out why they wouldn't on 6.0.

As for the rest of the system, things have been running smoothly so far, no hangups, no stability problems, so I can say I'm one of a gazillion happy BSDers. ;)

Thanks to everyone involved.

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RE: Thanks
by Chezz on Sat 11th Feb 2006 05:40 in reply to "Thanks"
Chezz Member since:
2005-07-11

The rc engine has been updated. Most rc scripts need to be fixed or modify to work with the new rc system. You might want to take a look at current mailing list to know what happened there. I remember in december/jan they were discussing that.
http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current

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