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zonereyrie
zonereyrie
I need FreeBSD 4.5!
We have a customer running FreeBSD 4.5 who is having trouble. I need to install it on a box here to reproduce this - but the oldest release I can find on FreeBSD.org is 4.8, and I have media for 4.7. Does anyone have ISOs for 4.5, or know a site I can grab ISOs for 4.5? (Or does anyone local have 4.5 media I can borrow and return?) Of course, as always, this is 'need it yesterday' priority. *sigh*

I am: cranky cranky
Current Media: office buzz

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kadath From: kadath Date: April 20th, 2004 02:13 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Can't help...but for some reason I have a copy (still shrink-wrapped, no less) of 3.4 in my "Box of Stuff I Will Never Use But Refuse To Throw Out."
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 20th, 2004 02:16 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Geez, I hope we never need to go *that* far back. :-)

I'm not one to talk though, unless I finally threw it out last time I moved I still have Red Hat 5.x media somewhere. I had a stack of old media - I tossed some but not all, not sure what I kept. The oldest I *know* I have is 6.1.
kadath From: kadath Date: April 20th, 2004 02:26 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I have no idea where it came from or why I have it. I've never even installed BSD on anything. The command-line fairy left it in the night, I suppose.
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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 20th, 2004 02:20 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Getting a copy of that for our OS archives might be a good thing. Since we've had 4.5, 4.7, 4.8, and 4.9 customers - we'll probably have 4.6 someday.

I found one site with 4.5, but it isn't ISOs - the raw release. If it comes down to it I'll have to do the install that way. I've never done an FreeBSD install without doing it from install CDs, so that'd be fun--- or something.
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: April 20th, 2004 02:22 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I s'pose noting that the version that customer is using isn't even on the FreeBSD website any more and instructing him to GAROS isn't an option.

(Of course it isn't. When is the technologically sensible thing ever an option when dealing with customers?)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 20th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Nope not an option.

It'd be nice though.
jarodrussell From: jarodrussell Date: April 20th, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I have FreeBSD 4.0 (somewhere at home), would that be of any use?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 20th, 2004 02:30 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Unfortunately not in this particular case, but it might be cool to have a copy. :-)
krellis From: krellis Date: April 20th, 2004 02:32 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, in theory, with 4.0 you could cvsup your sources to RELENG_4_5 and rebuild, and then you'd have 4.5. In fact, you SHOULD be able to down-grade a more recent 4.x by cvsup'ing to RELENG_4_5 and re-building the world. I'd be a little scared about downgrading that way, but it's theoretically possible...
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 20th, 2004 03:09 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I thought about that - I was thinking that if it came down to it I could check out the RELENG_4_5_RELEASE from the public CVS server.

I just wasn't looking forward to doing that since I really have very little FreeBSD admin experience, and I think I've done an install twice - both times from CD. I've been admin on Linux for the most part, I don't use FreeBSD personally, we have it at work just for this kind of thing - testing and debugging customer problems for customers running it.
jarodrussell From: jarodrussell Date: April 20th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
If I can find it, I'll pull the ISO's and set them up for download somewhere.
broestls From: broestls Date: April 20th, 2004 02:29 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
You're in luck. I have a 4.5-RELEASE CD here. I can make an ISO or overnight the CD.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 20th, 2004 02:30 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Either way works - I can always burn CDs from ISOs here. Whichever works best for you.

Thanks.
broestls From: broestls Date: April 20th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm ripping it into ISO now. At least that way, you'll have it sometime today.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 20th, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Thanks, I appreciate it.
broestls From: broestls Date: April 20th, 2004 09:54 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
http://www.otak.us/freebsd_4_5_release.iso

MD5 (freebsd_4_5_release.iso) = 20438c82654683b1b49b9eba404dcd88

Didn't get up quite as fast as I hoped, cable upload could have been better.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 21st, 2004 09:50 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Thanks. I'm trying to grab it now. (Well, again - the first time Mozilla tried to display it to me. Oops.)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 21st, 2004 11:24 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Thanks again. I got it and the checksum checks.
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