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authorBruce A. Mah <bmah@FreeBSD.org>2006-05-11 15:57:37 +0000
committerBruce A. Mah <bmah@FreeBSD.org>2006-05-11 15:57:37 +0000
commit339a3b5c3638c8aacedacf69b1605337471ff951 (patch)
parentd9feec23edb949dc18a0d27d83a1bd4f5494242e (diff)
New release note: ndis(4) partial sync with HEAD.
MFC: if_bridge(4), twa(4) update, bsdiff(1)/bspatch(1), cmp(1) -h, kdump(1) -s, netstat(1) -h, sweeping ping(8), power(8), rfcomm_sppd(1) service names, rm(1) -I, sh(1) times, snapinfo(8), rc.d/bluetooth, pkg_add(1) -P, pkg_add(1)/pkg_create(1) -K, pkg_create(1) -x/-E/-G, pkg_version(1) -o, portsnap(8), ports startup script suffixes removed, ldconfig_local{,32}_dirs, pkg-plist @cwd. Also remove a sentence about &merged; features (this sentence only applies to HEAD). Approved by: re (hrs)
Notes: svn path=/stable/5/; revision=158436
1 files changed, 113 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes/common/new.sgml b/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes/common/new.sgml
index 9c1078b242a4..1cada33c0f1d 100644
--- a/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes/common/new.sgml
+++ b/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes/common/new.sgml
@@ -85,8 +85,6 @@
<para>This section describes
the most user-visible new or changed features in &os;
since &release.prev;.
- In general, changes described here are unique to the &release.branch;
- branch unless specifically marked as &merged; features.
<para>Typical release note items
@@ -307,6 +305,9 @@
the result is a kernel module that can be loaded into a
running kernel using &man.kldload.8;.</para>
+ <para arch="i386,amd64">Many (but not all) changes to the
+ &man.ndis.4; system were merged from HEAD.</para>
<para>The &man.xl.4; driver now supports &man.polling.4;</para>
@@ -315,14 +316,22 @@
<sect3 id="net-proto">
<title>Network Protocols</title>
- <para></para>
+ <para>The &man.if.bridge.4; network bridging implementation,
+ originally from NetBSD, has been added. It supports the IEEE
+ 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol, individual interface devices
+ for each bridge, filtering of bridged packets, and
+ span ports (which transmit a copy of every frame received by
+ the bridge).
+ The &man.ifconfig.8; utility now supports configuration of
+ &man.if.bridge.4;.</para>
<sect3 id="disks">
<title>Disks and Storage</title>
- <para></para>
+ <para>The &man.twa.4; driver has been updated to the
+ release on the 3ware Web site.</para>
@@ -344,6 +353,14 @@
<sect2 id="userland">
<title>Userland Changes</title>
+ <para>The &man.bsdiff.1; and &man.bspatch.1; utilities
+ have been added. These are tools for constructing and
+ applying binary patches.</para>
+ <para>The &man.cmp.1; utility now supports an <option>-h</option>
+ flag to compare the symbolic link itself rather than the
+ file that the link points to.</para>
<para>The &man.gethostbyname.3;, &man.gethostbyname2.3;, and
&man.gethostbyaddr.3; functions are now thread-safe.</para>
@@ -356,6 +373,9 @@
<para>The &man.getservent.3;, &man.getservbyname.3;, and
&man.getservbyport.3; functions are now thread-safe.</para>
+ <para>The &man.kdump.1; program now supports a <option>-s</option>
+ flag to suppress the display of I/O data.</para>
<para>The &man.kldstat.8; utility now supports a
<option>-m</option> option to return the status of a specific
kernel module.</para>
@@ -368,12 +388,53 @@
64-bit platforms, the default stack sizes are 4MB and 2MB
+ <para>The &man.netstat.1; utility now supports an
+ <option>-h</option> flag for interface stats mode,
+ which prints all interface statistics in human readable form.</para>
+ <para>The &man.ping.8; utility now supports a <quote>sweeping
+ ping</quote> in which &man.icmp.4; payload of
+ packets being sent is increased with given step.
+ This is useful for testing problematic channels, MTU issues
+ or traffic policing functions in networks.</para>
+ <para>The &man.powerd.8; program for managing power consumption has been
+ added.</para>
+ <para>The &man.rfcomm.sppd.1; program now supports service names
+ in addition to <option>-c</option> option with channel number.
+ The supported names are: DUN (Dial-Up Networking), FAX (Fax),
+ LAN (LAN Access Using PPP), and SP (Serial Port).</para>
+ <para>The &man.rm.1; utility now supports an <option>-I</option>
+ option that asks for confirmation (once) if recursively
+ removing directories or if more than 3 files are listed in the
+ command line.</para>
<para>&man.sed.1; now supports a <option>-l</option> option to
make its output line-buffered.</para>
+ <para>The &man.sh.1; utility now supports the <literal>times</literal>
+ built-in command.</para>
+ <para>The &man.snapinfo.8; utility, which shows snapshot locations
+ on UFS filesystems, has been added.</para>
<sect3 id="rc-scripts">
<title><filename>/etc/rc.d</filename> Scripts</title>
+ <para>The <filename>bluetooth</filename> script
+ has been added. This script will be called from
+ &man.devd.8; in response to device attachment/detachment
+ events and to stop/start particular device without unplugging
+ it by hand. The configuration parameters are in
+ <filename>/etc/defaults/bluetooth.device.conf</filename>,
+ and can be overridden by using
+ <filename>/etc/bluetooth/<replaceable>$device</replaceable>.conf</filename>
+ (where <replaceable>$device</replaceable> is <devicename>ubt0</devicename>,
+ <devicename>btcc0</devicename>, and so on.)
+ For more details, see &man.bluetooth.conf.5;.</para>
<para>The <filename>rc.d/jail</filename> startup script
now supports <varname>jail_<replaceable>name</replaceable>_flags</varname>
variable which allows to specify &man.jail.8; flags.</para>
@@ -398,10 +459,58 @@
<sect2 id="ports">
<title>Ports/Packages Collection Infrastructure</title>
+ <para>The &man.pkg.add.1; program now supports an <option>-P</option>
+ flag, which is the same as the <option>-p</option> flag
+ except that the given prefix is also used recursively for the
+ dependency packages if any.</para>
+ <para>The &man.pkg.add.1; and &man.pkg.create.1; utilities now support
+ a <option>-K</option> flag to save packages to the current directory
+ (or <varname>PKGDIR</varname> if defined) by default.
+ </para>
+ <para>The &man.pkg.create.1; program now supports an <option>-x</option>
+ flag to support basic regular expressions for package name,
+ an <option>-E</option> flag for extended regular
+ expressions, and a <option>-G</option> for exact matching.</para>
<para>The &man.pkg.version.1; utility now supports a
<option>-I</option> flag, which causes only the
<filename>INDEX</filename> file to be used for determining if a
package is out of date.</para>
+ <para>The &man.pkg.version.1; utility now supports an <option>-o</option>
+ flag to show the origin recorded on package generation
+ instead of the package name, and an <option>-O</option> flag
+ to list packages whose registered origin is origin only.
+ </para>
+ <para>The &man.portsnap.8; utility (<filename>sysutils/portsnap</filename>)
+ has been added into the &os; base system. This is a secure,
+ easy to use, fast, lightweight, and generally good way for
+ users to keep their ports trees up to date.</para>
+ <para>The suffix of startup scripts from the Ports Collection
+ has been removed. This means <filename>foo.sh</filename>
+ is renamed to <filename>foo</filename>, and now
+ scripts whose name is something like
+ <filename>foo.ORG</filename> will also be invoked.
+ You are recommended to reinstall packages which install
+ such scripts and remove extra files in the
+ <varname>local_startup</varname> directory.</para>
+ <para>New <filename>rc.conf</filename> variables,
+ <varname>ldconfig_local_dirs</varname> and
+ <varname>ldconfig_local32_dirs</varname> have been added.
+ These hold lists of local &man.ldconfig.8; directories.
+ </para>
+ <para>The <command>@cwd</command> command in
+ <filename>pkg-plist</filename> now allows
+ no directory argument. If no
+ directory argument is given, it will set current
+ working directory to the first prefix given by the
+ <command>@cwd</command> command.</para>
<sect2 id="releng">