Software Update: NetBSD 3.0 RC6

NetBSD is a Unix-like operating system with its roots in the 386BSD 0.1 branch. The first version, NetBSD 0.8, was available on April 21, 1993 and has been evolving ever since. Of the three known BSD variants, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD, the latter supports most different platforms. The sixth release candidate of version 3.0 has been released with the following announcement:


on behalf of the NetBSD Release Engineering team, I’m happy to announce the availability of NetBSD 3.0 RC6 for testing.

NetBSD 3.0 RC6 (including ISO images) is available in the “daily builds” section of your local FTP mirror (in the /pub/NetBSD-daily/netbsd-3-0-RC6 directory on most mirrors), and we encourage you to test it out and report any bugs using send-pr(1).

We expect that this will be the final release candidate for NetBSD 3.0, barring any major issues or security problems.

Here is a brief summary of changes from NetBSD 3.0_RC5 to 3.0_RC6:

  • fix problems with USB keyboards on newer amd64 and i386 systems
  • added support for Intel ICH7 and 6300ESB to auich(4)
  • updated timezone data to “2005o”
  • fixed shared library problem under NetBSD-hp700
  • correct path of IPv6 utilities on installation medias
  • various documentation corrections

Kind regards,
Mathias Scheler

Version number 3.0 RC6
Website NetBSD
License type Prerequisites (GNU/BSD/etc.)