Home > FreeBSD > FreeBSD 5.2-beta1 Released FreeBSD 5.2-beta1 Released Eugenia Loli 2003-11-27 FreeBSD 26 Comments FreeBSD‘s Scott Long announced the availability of 5.2-BETA ISO images and ftp install sets for i386 and alpha. Amd64, sparc64, ia64, and pc98 sets will be available shortly. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 26 Comments 2003-11-27 5:55 am Anonymous “Please help us make 5.2 the best FreeBSD release ever!” Sounds like it’s going for stable. 2003-11-27 7:25 am Anonymous First RELENG won’t be till 5.3 though . . . 2003-11-27 10:37 am Anonymous I’m still hanging out for a version of FreeBSD I can install on my ASUS A7N8X-based Serial ATA system. It seems the new ATA driver (including support for the Silicon Image 3112 SATA controller) is still only in CVS HEAD, and not in this release. With any luck, it’ll be in 5.2-RELEASE. http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/sys/dev/ata/ata-chipset.c… 2003-11-27 10:40 am Anonymous sysklogd can’t compile with test10 and test11,but ok with test9: gcc -O3 -DSYSV -fomit-frame-pointer -Wall -fno-strength-reduce -DALLOW_KERNEL_LOGGING -c syslog.c gcc -O3 -DSYSV -fomit-frame-pointer -Wall -fno-strength-reduce -DFSSTND -c ksym.c gcc -O3 -DSYSV -fomit-frame-pointer -Wall -fno-strength-reduce -DFSSTND -c ksym_mod.c In file included from /usr/include/linux/timex.h:186, from /usr/include/linux/sched.h:11, from /usr/include/linux/module.h:10, from ksym_mod.c:98: /usr/include/linux/time.h:9: error: redefinition of `struct timespec’ /usr/include/linux/time.h:15: error: redefinition of `struct timeval’ In file included from /usr/include/linux/jiffies.h:6, from /usr/include/linux/sched.h:12, from /usr/include/linux/module.h:10, from ksym_mod.c:98: /usr/include/linux/spinlock.h: In function `bit_spin_lock’: /usr/include/linux/spinlock.h:413: error: invalid type argument of `->’ /usr/include/linux/spinlock.h: In function `bit_spin_trylock’: /usr/include/linux/spinlock.h:436: error: invalid type argument of `->’ /usr/include/linux/spinlock.h: In function `bit_spin_unlock’: /usr/include/linux/spinlock.h:451: error: invalid type argument of `->’ /usr/include/linux/spinlock.h:451: error: `TIF_NEED_RESCHED’ undeclared (first use in this function) 2003-11-27 10:41 am Anonymous Unless 5.2 BETA 1 was released from -CURRENT without making a CVS tag. It seems maybe the new ATA code is in the after all. http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.2R/todo.html 2003-11-27 11:11 am Anonymous Hey steve. Go and have sleep mate. You’r too tired. 2003-11-27 11:19 am Anonymous Try to recompile with -O2 or just -O That helps quite often GCC 3.3.x have also given me many compile headaches. Are you using GCC 3.2 (came with 5.1-RELEASE) or 3.3? 2003-11-27 12:19 pm Anonymous It’s in there . You might need to start without ACPI to get that motherboard working. 2003-11-27 12:29 pm Anonymous Awsome! I am hoping that 5.3 will have the kernel core completely finegrained ( http://www.freebsd.org/smp/ ). Its made stunning progress, however, it would be awsome to have a finely tune FreeBSD operating system running J2SE 1.4 😉 If there are any FreeBSD coders out there, keep up the good work, it is much appreciated. Don’t rush 5.3 so that it can be made the best operating system out there. 2003-11-27 4:56 pm Anonymous so, whats the cvsup tag for 5.2-BETA? RELENG_5_2? or just HEAD? 2003-11-27 5:05 pm Anonymous I was using FreeBSD 5.0 since that’s what my book came with. It’s a little dated, and appears to be only the first of two cd’s. I had problems installing 5.1 beta, but I think i’ll try this 5.2 beta release anyway. Good work to the FreeBSD guys. Linux stability is impressive but FreeBSD is even better. I hope that Mozilla / BSD worked out that bug that caused Mozilla to freeze after a short while. That was my one gripe with 5.0. I also wish that KDE had come with Keramik / Crystal like Slack does. I’m a bit of a newb, and having Mozilla working right and a decent KDE look helps things. Also why not add sound support without needing a kernel recompile? When I first installed BSD, i just went ahead and got the Open Sound drivers for simplicity. I’m impressed with the packages and ports. I only ran across one broken one. I can’t say the same for another BSD that will go nameless. 2003-11-27 5:08 pm Anonymous I’d go with the -O2 or default -O1 as suggested above. I learned the hard way that -O3 can break the whole damned system on some machines. 2003-11-27 5:29 pm Anonymous First RELENG won’t be till 5.3 though . . . I wish them a good work on 5.3! 2003-11-27 5:32 pm Anonymous Also why not add sound support without needing a kernel recompile? You don’t have to recompile. You just need to load the appropriate driver through either kldload(8) or loader.conf(5). Cheers Stelios 2003-11-27 6:55 pm Anonymous Are you sure you don’t need to recompile for sound. I have always doine a recompile as per the manual if I remember correctly. 2003-11-27 6:59 pm Anonymous No you don’t have to, just add the correct module to /boot/loader.conf eg snd_emu10k1_load=”YES” and your away. Pete 2003-11-27 7:24 pm Anonymous You don’t even need to reboot to get sound half of the time. Just look under /modules or /boot/kernel at the snd_*.ko files and then do: # kldload snd_emu10k1 Sorted normally. Although, the sb!live had problems doing this in 4.x afaik, so a reboot was needed for that unfortunately. Even so, give it a go. 2003-11-27 7:28 pm Anonymous I think a lot of these “kernel header” can be resolved by using the so-called “sanitized” from Red Hat’s Fedora distribution. By using these, I was able to build an LFS system with kernel 2.6.10. Here’s a link related to it in lfs-hackers on linuxfromscratch.org – http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/lfs-hackers/2003-October/0000… You can also find more threads on this issue at the other lfs- mailing lists. 2003-11-27 7:49 pm Anonymous Someone asked about this above. If you disable the INET6 option in the kernel, Mozilla will stop hanging. Alternately, you can use linux-mozilla (which is in the ports collection), which doesn’t hang. Adam 2003-11-27 9:15 pm Anonymous Um soz but Linux is that other free Unix. This is the domain of the BSD daemon and we’ve got the power to serve Actually it almost seems like SCO have adopted that motto too as SCO sure wanna have “the power to serve” subpeonas 2003-11-27 10:02 pm Anonymous “I was able to build an LFS system with kernel 2.6.10.” Wow, you got 2.6.10. Hook me up. Unless you mean 2.6.0-test10, then nevermind. 2003-11-27 10:39 pm Anonymous Wow, you got 2.6.10. Hook me up. Unless you mean 2.6.0-test10, then nevermind Ooops! You got me there. Tryptophan kikcking in. ;-> 2003-11-28 5:49 am Anonymous Mozilla and IPV6 dont play nice together. All you have to do is recomiple your kernel without IPV6. The hang might be able to be adjusted with sysctl variables, however I havent had the time to experiment. But the sections you want to remove are: INET6 gif faith stf This came from the 4.8 Lint file. Sorry, I dont have the 4.9 or 5.x files handy at this moment. But the issue is documented at mozilla.org. Also, this same issue has been touched up once or twice in the freebsd mailing lists. Just search by DNS resolution. FYI: this issue affects all gecko based browser on freebsd. Please note: I am not smacking bsd or mozilla. I LOVE both of them. 4.9 does not seem to be affected. However default moz is 1.4 or 1.4.1. 2003-11-29 12:43 am Anonymous running freebsd 4.9 release & samba 2.8 users can’t change their passwords from their workstations. it’s a known issue and to me, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be fixed. finally had to install debian. 2003-11-29 12:50 am Anonymous it’s too bad too. i must have logged a couple hundred hours working with freebsd trying to get a suitable PDC running. http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2003-July/0110… http://email@example.com/msg23946.html http://groups.google.com/groups?q=users+can%27t+change+password… http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&threadm… 2003-11-29 7:53 pm Anonymous LOL. A big pat on the back for “slash.” And a big cheer for the helpful Linux community! YAY!! Hunting down typos and patronizing for 10 years now!