Home > FreeBSD > FreeBSD Snapshot Release July 2005 Available FreeBSD Snapshot Release July 2005 Available Thom Holwerda 2005-07-05 FreeBSD 18 Comments The FreeBSD 6-CURRENT snapshot releases in July 2005 are now available. The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team has released snapshot releases of 5-STABLE and 6-CURRENT to encourage people to test new features and improve the reliability. About The Author Thom Holwerda Follow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 18 Comments 2005-07-05 1:59 pm August is there I can’t wait for RELEASE 2005-07-05 4:11 pm I remember X was not there in the June build at it takes a lot of time to download and compile. 2005-07-05 4:23 pm No, it is not in the base system. It is a port that will not be updated right away, but you will have a version avaliable. 2005-07-05 4:55 pm Can’t wait to try it out, since FBSD is my main OS (arch linux being the other). It’s good to see the improvements that have been made so far. 2005-07-05 5:12 pm Just for fun, I downloaded 6.0-CURRENT i386 iso’s, and tried installing in qemu. It failed when trying to unpack the base installset. Haven’t tried it on bare hardware yet, might do it this next weekend. I have a feeling it has something to do with the locking though, since it crashed in the vm subsystem. Will certainly be cool when release comes. 2005-07-05 5:14 pm Replying to myself (lame, ain’t it). Just checked the readme for the snapshot, and I was right. Heavy filesystem activity (such as that with qemu’s emulated system) is known to cause panics. 2005-07-05 5:21 pm I am trying to install X for the first time on FreeBSD 6.0, I have installed xorg, I don’t know what all packages I would have to install. Is there any handbook or install guide of some sort available. 2005-07-05 5:26 pm The ports are in x11*/* in /usr/ports. I recommend installing ‘portupgrade’ package first, so you can just do a ‘portinstall’ to install packages and don’t have to first cd to the corresponding directory. Just look in x11*/* for what you want. For example, I use kde3, so I go into x11/kde3 and ‘make install’ that, or ‘portinstall kde3’ to get the whole thing (can also go into each and build separately). But, to answer your question, you can check the FreeBSD handbook, that has a section on X, but most is just in browsing the ports tree. 2005-07-05 6:45 pm I got “no monitor found” 2005-07-05 7:19 pm No offense, but it sounds you aren’t familiar with FreeBSD. And if that’s the case, running FreeBSD 6.0 won’t help. It may not be as cool, but do yourself a favor and try out FreeBSD 5.4 first! Then follow the handbook http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-config…. 2005-07-05 8:22 pm I am using FreeBSD 5.4 already, I just wanted to know if there be any short cut to installing xorg. The internet connection I have is too damn slow, so it takes me hours to download and then install. It would be be better if all the packages were on the cd itself. 2005-07-05 8:24 pm most packages are on disc2. I didn’t check the isos, so I’m not sure if X has been ported to 6 yet. 2005-07-05 10:29 pm everytime I upgrade,something is broken!last time gdm binary was missed and perl won’t compile.no thanks no development version while stable fails here. 2005-07-05 10:33 pm It was a while since I saw a benchmark comparing the newer BSDs to Linux. Google is no help. Anyone got a link? 2005-07-05 11:14 pm this snapshot and the previous june one don’t install under vmware (gsx server on linux/debian). just after partitioning and package set selection (developer) it dumps into what looks like a kernel debugger. i guess it ca’t write to the disk to make the partitions? freebsd 4 and 5 and linux and solaris work fine. 2005-07-05 11:45 pm I have xorg working in 6.0 after doing an “upgrade” from 5.4 to snap002. I am currently runnung snap004 and am downloading snap005 now. As I have mentioned before in this forum doing an upgrade to 6.0 from a previous version will not preserve your configs in /etc so be prepared to redo these things after the upgrade. For instance you will lose user accounts and other important configs. Think of it as a learning expereance. 2005-07-06 7:49 am Does anyone know which scheduler comes default with 6.0 Sched_ULE should make a real impact in speed and should make it into 5.x , it did not make 5.x. I think it looks a bit strange if it is not included in 6.0 or have they dropped shed_ULE at all 2005-07-07 10:51 pm GENERIC kernel in SNAP005 comes with sched_4bsd with preemption enabled. I recompiled the kernel with sched_ule but sometimes the X freezes and with them, all the system. I don´t feel a great improvement between ULE and 4BSD in a UP Box with HyperThreading ( 2 logical CPUs and a SMP Kernel ).