DragonFly BSD


Obtaining DragonFly 1.12.x for your system

1.12.2 ISO Images for CDs

DragonFly CDs are 'live', which means that the CD will boot your system and let you log in as root (no password). You can use this feature to check for hardware compatibility and play with DragonFly a little before actually installing it on your hard drive.

The CD includes an installer that can be run at the console, or (experimentally) via a web browser. Make sure you read the README file for more information. To activate the installer, boot the CD and login as 'installer'.

The installer has a Netboot server option. You can boot the CD on one machine, enable the feature via the installer, and then PXEBoot other systems and do a network based install. System operators should be aware that running the netboot server hardwires a 10.1.0.X network and runs a DHCP server which might interfere with other DHCP servers on your LAN.

See the 'Download Site' list below for a list of download locations.

The MD5 for the release is:
MD5 (dfly-1.12.0_REL.iso) = 21cfcbcfeaeab5b3254f30de382f8f2b
MD5 (dfly-1.12.0_REL.iso.gz) = 5b16c1c88fbdd43a7bbfe2ff78ce7388
MD5 (dfly-1.12.1_REL.iso) = e4c063b7cc48eaf9c8cfc62e10b6aa8a
MD5 (dfly-1.12.1_REL.iso.gz) = 0476ea6d2819110535d689c46fe5e0eb
MD5 (dfly-1.12.2_REL.iso) = 4b190d80f12bfc6f3461d104e7d39078
MD5 (dfly-1.12.2_REL.iso.gz) = 866252789fda7908ff46645109715db8

1.12.x Release Errata

DragonFly releases are meant to be stable, dependable entities. We backport compatible bug fixes from current development into release branches but we do not generally backport new features. The release CD is always a '.0', e.g. 1.12.0. The most common way to track a release is to use cvsup to track the release sources and then build and install a new world and kernel to keep your system updated.

We do not always get every last little fix into a release. Please be sure to read the errata page for the release CD!

Version Date Comments
1.12.2 20-Apr-2008 RELEASE CD Errata
1.12.1 08-Mar-2008 RELEASE CD Errata
1.12.0 26-Feb-2008 RELEASE CD Errata

1.12.x Release Sites

Organization Mirrored Data Access methods
Chlamydia.fs.ei.tum.de (Germany) 1.12.2_REL image HTTP FTP
TheShell.com 1.12.2_REL image HTTP FTP
high5.net (Amsterdam) 1.12.2_REL image HTTP
dragonflybsd.kiev.ua (Ukraine) 1.12.2_REL image FTP
Dragonflybsd.org (USA) 1.12.2_REL image FTP (try to find another site first)

Package Source Patches

Currently there is a known issue that effects building numerous pkgsrc utilities from sources. For example, Firefox. If you are building packages from source you will have to apply this patch to your pkgsrc source tree.


MD5 (pkgsrc-devel-m4.patch) = 5c02bdf412cc0b546672b1cbd4e57528

Release Notes for DragonFly 1.12.x

1.12 is our seventh major DragonFly release. DragonFly's policy is to only commit bug fixes to release branches.

Release Notes for DragonFly 1.12.2

Release Notes for DragonFly 1.12.1

DragonFly 1.12.0 Release Notes

Kernel changes

Hardware changes

Hardware changes (Networking)

Hardware changes (USB)

Userland changes


Contributed Software

Sub-project progress report