http://www.freebsd.org/for (much) more information.
Walnut Creek CDROM are purveyors of CD software distributions (see
http://www.cdrom.com/) and run a large (2,000 plus simultaneous user)
public ftp server under FreeBSD. One of their products is a 4-CD FreeBSD
set, containing the entire system sources and binaries, documentation,
binary versions of approximately a 1,000 additional applications and
utilities, and source versions of most.
Walnut Creek have kindly allowed us to use the first CD of the current FreeBSD 2.2.7 distribution as the cover CD for this edition of the Newsletter.
man shto read the documentation on the standard command shell,
apropos shellto find man pages which might be about shells.
sending mail to
or posting to the
newsgroup. If you do have to send an enquiry to either,
QUESTIONS.TXT on the update
email@example.com the body of the message containing
See the handbook on how to use cvsup.
Of particular interest to newcomers are the tutorial pages at
Have I mentioned the FreeBSD UK Users' Group at
The current developer of pppd (user point to point protocol) has the latest
version available at
If you use ppp, consider upgrading.
ftp.uk.freebsd.orghosted at Imperial College.
ftp2.uk.freebsd.orghosted at HENSA Academic.
ftp3.uk.freebsd.orghosted at Demon Internet.
ftp4.uk.freebsd.orghosted at PLiG Mirror site.
Academic users will usually, but not necessarily always, be best off using the Imperial College archive. Try them all, and see which works best for you.
FreeBSD is found at the same place in all 4 sites, at
c/o Stade Computers Limited
14 Fourlands Avenue
West Midlands\tB72 1YY
Bear in mind the advice you get will only be worth marginally more than you are paying for it (nothing).
I'd appreciate your enclosing a stamped addressed envelope with any enquiry.
firstname.lastname@example.org list for their significant contributions to this document.
ERRATA.TXTfile for FreeBSD 2.2.7 as it stood in early October 1998.
This file contains post-release ERRATA for 2.2.7 and should always
be considered the definitive place to look
a problem with this release. This file will also be periodically
updated as new issues are reported so even if you've checked this
file recently, check it again before filing a bug report. Any
changes to this file are also automatically emailed to:
For 2.2.7 security advisories, see:
for the latest information.
Fix: Should this happen to you, run
/usr/X11R6/bin/XF86Setup by hand
after the system comes up off the hard disk for the first time.
For some reason, when not run off the boot floppy or CD, it works
perfectly (making this one somewhat more difficult to debug).
Fix: This was an embarassing mis-merge from the 3.0 release notes and, indeed, those cards are only supported in 3.0-current. Please ignore this section of the release notes and any other docs which claim that the ThunderLAN NICs are supported in 2.2.7.
rshdwas broken during -Wall cleanup, as noted in PR#7500
Fix: This was fixed in the 2.2-stable branch as of 1998/07/24 04:32:21
in revision 22.214.171.124 of
/usr/src/libexec/rshd/rshd.c. Obtain the
fixed version via CVSup (see instructions in handbook or simply
and follow the instructions) or get it from FTP at:
Tel: 01763 273 475
Fax: 01763 273 255
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