GhostBSD 4.0-RELEASE Karine finally ready

The GhostBSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of GhostBSD 4.0 Karine. This is the first release of the 4.* branch, which is base on FreeBSD 10 and introduces some new features.

Some of the highlights:

  • GCC is no longer installed by default, clang is the default compiler.
  • make(1) has been replaced with bmake(1), obtained from the NetBSD Project.
  • pkg(7) is now the default package management utility.
  • pkg_add(1), pkg_delete(1), bxpkg and related tools have been removed.
  • Networkmgr is the default network manager.
  • Mate is the default Desktop.
  • 3 workstation to chose

Classic Workstation

Classic Workstation

Purity Workstation

Purity Workstation

Element Workstation

 Element Workstation


GhostBSD 4.0-RELEASE is now available for the amd64 and i386 architectures, it GhostBSD 4.0 can be installed from bootable ISO images or from a USB memory stick. The required files can be downloaded via SourceForge or TorrentFTP as described in the section below.

MD5 and SHA256 hashes for the release ISOs and memory stick images are included the bottom of this message and in Download page.

The purpose of the images provided as part of the release are as follows:

iso: This should be all you need if you can burn and use DVD-sized media.

img: This can be written to an USB memory stick (flash drive) and used to do an install on machines capable of booting off USB drives.
          Assuming the USB drive appears as /dev/da0 on your machine something like this should work:
          dd if=GhostBSD4.0-RELEASE-amd64.img of=/dev/da0 bs=1m conv=sync
          Be careful to make sure you get the target (of=) correct.

Were to download
amd64(x86-64, x64)

GhostBSD CD-ROM, DVD or USB memory sticks will also be available for purchase from several vendors. One of the vendors that will be offering GhostBSD products is:


You can find help information at


Due to some bug with BASH, it is recommended that all users update via the command-line using the following steps:

sudo pkg update –f
sudo pkg upgrade pkg
sudo pkg update –f
sudo pkg upgrade bash

Updating software using "pkg upgrade" alone will corrupt xorg and might corrupt GDM too. The solution is to use update the software that you want to update with "pkg upgrade the-software-to-update" , you can see the list of update by doing "pkg upgrade -n", "pkg install" automatically update software dependency when installint new software. Be sure to not upgrade xorg-server, xorg-drivers, and any xf86 with pkg use "portupgrade" instead

Mate 1.8 is available, users can update via the command-line using the following steps:

sudo pkg update –f
sudo pkg upgrade mate


Many people donated money or time to test the release version of GhostBSD 4.0, we would like to say thanks to all of you. Also we would like to say thanks to our sponsors and partners that make it possible as well.

Reporting Issues

If you notice problems we encourage you to use our new issue system build with MantisBT

Images Checksums

MD5 (GhostBSD4.0-RELEASE-i386.iso) = 3e99cc3308cdff6f0779b1c5a4af0a43
MD5 (GhostBSD4.0-RELEASE-i386.img) = 50f31ff9302ae650a94ba54a56d0ccb2
MD5 (GhostBSD4.0-RELEASE-amd64.iso) = 883eda3d622e6d8e8c763546708d7070
MD5 (GhostBSD4.0-RELEASE-amd64.img) = 8ea4e4dd1ddb29e47e7bb35483bda936

SHA256 (GhostBSD4.0-RELEASE-i386.iso) = 421af9b7088b64a9e7037d946c59b16f1b324ee68b24d20fb10f5e137c78d6c8
SHA256 (GhostBSD4.0-RELEASE-i386.img) = 18450f2b06c1ba3bd44fe3c17128f168c6ea5985d35a6d6023f9bad2f03bc7ae
SHA256 (GhostBSD4.0-RELEASE-amd64.iso) = ef99e0af4be70147b4cb4700d07a7dced19e12f02db3ef1e19fa3f1c5d25a6ad
SHA256 (GhostBSD4.0-RELEASE-amd64.img) = adcb50f217ec4a2e7d047c054c1db05217b306b7a5baa76cfd02fcd1dba07b6b

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