HAMMER2 and fsck for review

HAMMER2 is Copy on Write, meaning changes are made to copies of existing data.  This means operations are generally atomic and can survive a power outage, etc.  (You should read up on it!)  However, there’s now a fsck command, useful if you want …

dsynth: you’re building it

The buildworld cycle now includes dsynth(8).  Your buildworld will take a bit longer, but now you can immediately bulk build packages if using binaries isn’t right for you.

utmp out, utmpx in

The headline is a little misleading; umtpx has been in DragonFly forever, but now utmp is really retired and programs adjusted to match.  The change is not that user-affecting and utmp data is still accessible; this is part of the ABI change alluded to over the past week. If you are not familiar with utmp(5) …

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New packages for DragonFly-current

If you are on DragonFly-current, the ABI changes of the past few days are complete and new dports packages are built, so now is a good time to do a complete build and install of world and kernel, and then a pkg update.
5.6 users can keep on keeping on;…

In Other BSDs for 2019/09/14

Still a backlog, no matter how much I link. HAMBSD.  (via) vBSDCon 2019 trip report from iXSystems. Sponsorships open for SNMP Mastery.  A summary post, too. Agenda for the next SEMIBUG meeting on the 17th. Using FreeBSD with Ports (2/2): Tool-assisted updating. Cool, but obscure X11 tools.  More suggestions in the source link. soso: A …

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