December 03, 2012 posted by Jeff Rizzo
The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce that version 5.2 of the NetBSD
operating system is now available. NetBSD 5.2 is the second feature update
of the NetBSD 5.0 release branch. It represents a selected subset of
fixes deemed critical for security or stability reasons, as well as new
features and enhancements. Users running NetBSD 5.0.3 or earlier are
encouraged to upgrade to either NetBSD 5.2 or NetBSD 6.0,
their specific requirements.
For full details of the 5.2 release, please see the NetBSD 5.2 release notes.
Please note that all fixes in security/critical updates (i.e., NetBSD 5.0.2,
5.1.2, etc.) are cumulative, so the latest update contains all such fixes
since the corresponding minor release. These fixes will also appear in
future minor releases (i.e., NetBSD 5.3, etc.), together with other
less-critical fixes and feature enhancements.
Complete source and binaries for NetBSD 5.2 are available for download
at many sites around the world. A list of download sites providing FTP,
HTTP, AnonCVS, SUP, and other services may be found at
We encourage users who wish to install via ISO images to
download via BitTorrent by using the torrent files supplied in
the ISO image area.
A list of hashes for the NetBSD 5.2 distribution has been signed with
the well-connected PGP key for the NetBSD Security Officer: