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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 clangllvmlldb 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:

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


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:

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

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

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

DownloadFreeBSD-11.2-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso (3,054MB, SHA512signature), FreeBSD-11.2-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso (578MB, SHA512signature). Also available from OSDisc.


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