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FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE Now Available

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                       FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE Announcement

   The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the
   availability of FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE. This is the third release of the
   stable/11 branch.

   Some of the highlights:

     * OpenSSH has been updated to version 7.5p1.

     * OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.0.2o.

     * The clang, llvm, lldb and compiler-rt utilities have been updated to
       version 6.0.0.

     * The libarchive(3) library has been updated to version 3.3.2.

     * The libxo(3) library has been updated to version 0.9.0.

     * Device driver updates to cxgbe(4), ixl(4), and ng_pppoe(4), and the
       new mlx5io(4), ocs_fw(4), and smartpqi(4) drivers have been added.

     * The dwatch(1), efibootmgr(8), and etdump(1) utilities have been
       added.

     * Various miscellaneous kernel, userland application, and library
       updates.

     * KDE has been updated to version 4.14.3.

     * Gnome has been updated to version 3.18.0.

   For a complete list of new features and known problems, please see the
   online release notes and errata list, available at:

     * https://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/11.2R/relnotes.html

     * https://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/11.2R/errata.html

   For more information about FreeBSD release engineering activities, please
   see:

     * https://www.FreeBSD.org/releng/

Availability

   FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE is now available for the amd64, i386, powerpc,
   powerpc64, sparc64, armv6, and aarch64 architectures.

   FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE can be installed from bootable ISO images or over
   the network. Some architectures also support installing from a USB memory
   stick. The required files can be downloaded as described in the section
   below.

   SHA512 and SHA256 hashes for the release ISO, memory stick, and SD card
   images are included at the bottom of this message.

   PGP-signed checksums for the release images are also available at:

     * https://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/11.2R/signatures.html

   A PGP-signed version of this announcement is available at:

     * https://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/11.2R/announce.asc

   The purpose of the images provided as part of the release are as follows:

   dvd1

           This contains everything necessary to install the base FreeBSD
           operating system, the documentation, debugging distribution sets,
           and a small set of pre-built packages aimed at getting a
           graphical workstation up and running. It also supports booting
           into a "livefs" based rescue mode. This should be all you need if
           you can burn and use DVD-sized media.

   disc1

           This contains the base FreeBSD operating system. It also supports
           booting into a "livefs" based rescue mode. There are no pre-built
           packages.

   bootonly

           This supports booting a machine using the CDROM drive but does
           not contain the installation distribution sets for installing
           FreeBSD from the CD itself. You would need to perform a network
           based install (e.g., from an HTTP or FTP server) after booting
           from the CD.

   memstick

           This can be written to an USB memory stick (flash drive) and used
           to do an install on machines capable of booting off USB drives.
           It also supports booting into a "livefs" based rescue mode. There
           are no pre-built packages.

           As one example of how to use the memstick image, assuming the USB
           drive appears as /dev/da0 on your machine something like this
           should work:

           # dd if=FreeBSD-11.2-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img \
             of=/dev/da0 bs=1m conv=sync

           Be careful to make sure you get the target (of=) correct.

   mini-memstick

           This can be written to an USB memory stick (flash drive) and used
           to boot a machine, but does not contain the installation
           distribution sets on the medium itself, similar to the bootonly
           image. It also supports booting into a "livefs" based rescue
           mode. There are no pre-built packages.

           As one example of how to use the mini-memstick image, assuming
           the USB drive appears as /dev/da0 on your machine something like
           this should work:

           # dd if=FreeBSD-11.2-RELEASE-amd64-mini-memstick.img \
             of=/dev/da0 bs=1m conv=sync

           Be careful to make sure you get the target (of=) correct.

   FreeBSD/arm SD card images

           These can be written to an SD card and used to boot the supported
           arm system. The SD card image contains the full FreeBSD
           installation, and can be installed onto SD cards as small as 2GB.

           For convenience for those without console access to the system, a
           freebsd user with a password of freebsd is available by default
           for ssh(1) access. Additionally, the root user password is set to
           root, which it is strongly recommended to change the password for
           both users after gaining access to the system.

           To write the FreeBSD/arm image to an SD card, use the dd(1)
           utility, replacing KERNEL with the appropriate kernel
           configuration name for the system.

           # dd if=FreeBSD-11.2-RELEASE-arm-armv6-KERNEL.img \
             of=/dev/da0 bs=1m conv=sync

           Be careful to make sure you get the target (of=) correct.

   FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE can also be purchased on CD-ROM or DVD from several
   vendors. One of the vendors that will be offering FreeBSD 11.2-based
   products is:

     * FreeBSD Mall, Inc. https://www.freebsdmall.com

   Pre-installed virtual machine images are also available for the amd64
   (x86_64), i386 (x86_32), and AArch64 (arm64) architectures in QCOW2, VHD,
   and VMDK disk image formats, as well as raw (unformatted) images.

   FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE amd64 is also available on these cloud hosting
   platforms:

     * Amazon(R) EC2(TM):
       AMIs are available in the following regions:

         ap-south-1 region: ami-941520fb
         eu-west-3 region: ami-fcf54581
         eu-west-2 region: ami-ccb75eab
         eu-west-1 region: ami-cb202e21
         ap-northeast-2 region: ami-54bd083a
         ap-northeast-1 region: ami-3e25f341
         sa-east-1 region: ami-7147621d
         ca-central-1 region: ami-a2f97bc6
         ap-southeast-1 region: ami-57f0f22b
         ap-southeast-2 region: ami-2e25fc4c
         eu-central-1 region: ami-2b97a8c0
         us-east-1 region: ami-e83e6c97
         us-east-2 region: ami-3bd2eb5e
         us-west-1 region: ami-f0df3993
         us-west-2 region: ami-37df964f

       AMIs will also available in the Amazon(R) Marketplace once they have
       completed third-party specific validation at:
       https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B01LWSWRED/

     * Google(R) Compute Engine(TM):
       Instances can be deployed using the gcloud utility:

           % gcloud compute instances create INSTANCE \
             --image freebsd-11-2-release-amd64 \
             --image-project=freebsd-org-cloud-dev
           % gcloud compute ssh INSTANCE

       Replace INSTANCE with the name of the Google Compute Engine instance.

       FreeBSD will also available in the Google Compute Engine(TM)
       Marketplace once they have completed third-party specific validation
       at:
       https://console.cloud.google.com/launcher/browse?filter=category:os&filter=price:free

     * Hashicorp/Atlas(R) Vagrant(TM):
       Instances can be deployed using the vagrant utility:

           % vagrant init freebsd/FreeBSD-11.2-RELEASE
           % vagrant up

     * Microsoft(R) Azure(TM):
       FreeBSD virtual machine images will be available once they have
       completed third-party specific validation at:
       https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/marketplace/apps/Microsoft.FreeBSD112?tab=Overview

Download

   FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE may be downloaded via https from the following site:

     * https://download.freebsd.org/ftp/releases/ISO-IMAGES/11.2/

   FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE virtual machine images may be downloaded