justin sherrill

HAMMER2 and crypto

‘daftaupe‘ has updated the installation page for DragonFly to note what different steps you use when doing a manual install over encrypted HAMMER2.

Lazy Reading for 2019/06/09

This week’s inadvertent theme: decoration. Dwarf Fortress Diary: The Basement Of Curiosity Episode Thirteen – Welcome to the Bird Hole. PuTTY Excel List Suggestions. The Adafruit PyGamer, a New Maker-Friendly Handheld Console.  (via)  The Net Libram of Random Magical Effects.  (PDF, via) The Satellite Map.  (also via) An interesting report on newly used domain names …

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New DragonFly subdomain

Thanks to a suggestion from Lassi Kortela, man.dragonflybsd.org now exists and takes you directly to the online man page interface, similar to man.(free/net/open)bsd.org.

Release shrinkage

The next release of DragonFly should be smaller; Sascha Wildner and Rimvydas Jasinskas have removed or substituted enough packages on the installer image to drop the package disk usage 50%.

A bunch of vendor updates

Rimvydas Jasinskas has done the tedious but useful work to update a number of utilities in DragonFly to newer vendor versions: LibreSSL 2.9.1, libarchive 3.3.3, xz 5.2.4, ldns 1.7.0, and OpenSSH 8.0p1.

Lazy Reading for 2019/06/02

I’ve got some unique links this week. “We’ve run the simulation a million million times…  and every time, the Dark Lord wins.”  Mageframe, a story told by AI (apparently not just another Markov Chain) with your seeded information.  Explanation here; I suggest this is art you should participate in. Return to Nib’s Knoll.  Another early-Internet …

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Bugs no longer automatic

That sounds like a good thing, right?  No automatic bugs, just manually placed ones.  What it really means is that bugs.dragonflybsd.org no longer autocreates users, cause there was a certain amount of spam coming through freely created accounts there….

man and groff out, mandoc in

Sascha Wildner has committed mandoc(1) to DragonFly to use for man, whatis, apropos, and other functions.  One less GNU utility, and also means groff can come out of the base system.  That is almost the last C++ code in base…  I am not sure what …

vkernels vs pmap

Because of the ongoing pmap work from Matthew Dillon, building vkernels may not work for a short period in DragonFly-master.  “A short period” usually means a few days for this sort of thing.