[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Digest, Vol 33, Issue 16

Arthur A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Fri Oct 16 12:38:22 PDT 2009

>At <http://wiki.freebsd.org/8.0TODO>http://wiki.freebsd.org/8.0TODO 
>FreeBSD says:
>. . . 8.0-RC2 builds are currently planned for approximately 14 October.
>Currently, we are working to resolve problems with 
>Position-Independent Executable (PIE) binaries introduced by the 
>recent NULL-mapping vulnerability mitigation work. This prevents 
>certain binaries, both (rare but important) native binaries and 
>certain Linux binaries from running while mitigation is enabled. Bug 
>fixes are now in progress for the kernel image activator and runtime 
>linker to address these problems. Once they are resolved, RC2 builds 
>will commence.
>We continue to track problems reported with booting from USB media, 
>associated with boot order and dependencies in the USB/CAM stack, 
>which may also affect firewire. We hope that these will be resolved for 8.0.
>. . . Last updated: 11 October 2009
>Apologies for my optimism.  Props to Kris for rolling out the most 
>recent versions so we can continue to have some fun.


I guess these kind of things are unforeseen otherwise it would have 
gone off without a hitch and been release in September as was 
planned. Better for it to be well cooked than half-baked. ;-)


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