Month: May 2019

Bugs no longer automatic

That sounds like a good thing, right?  No automatic bugs, just manually placed ones.  What it really means is that 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.

Cached cash reminder

If you have been enjoying the Digest for many years, and you’d like to buy me a nice sandwich, you most certainly can.

Lazy Reading for 2019/05/26

Accidental theme of the week: old-school non-UNIX operating systems. John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician.  You may know his name from Conway’s Game of Life.  (via) I will probably never give my shell dotfiles the major reform they could use. Tarn Adams Uses This.   Dwarf Fortress. Dwarf Fortress Diary: The Basement Of Curiosity …

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AWS sample file for DragonFly

Here’s something that might be useful: an example cleaning file for creating an AWS DragonFly image.  Here’s the blob if you want to see what’s in it.  I assume you will want to install awscli to use.

BSD Now 299: The NAS Fleet

BSD Now’s pre-milestone episode has a nice range of topics, along with a note that they are going to an audio-only format – except for the livestream.