BSD Now 419: Rethinking OS installs

This week’s BSD Now is the usual roundup of news, with the headline taken from an article about FreeBSD’s new/experimental web-based installer.  (What, no mention of the installer for DragonFly?  It’s been web-compatible for years&#82…

Keeping a package unchanged

The recent tmux package update reminds me to mention ‘pkg lock’.  When you update packages, pkg will update everything.  If there’s a package you don’t want changed, the pkg lock(8) command will keep it at the current version.  There can be some other packages held back because of dependencies, but that’s OK.  Don’t forget to …

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tmux post fixed

If you want to update to the now fixed tmux port, you’ll want to add a -f to the pkg command to force it; the version number hasn’t changed.

Lazy Reading for 2021/09/05

There’s a toy/game mini-theme this week. Optimizing the Nethack 4.3 Save System.  (via) Plua revisited: Lua for PalmOS (and resurrecting plua2c).  Niche but neat. The Commodore Plus/4, 3-Plus-1 and computer literacy. Being sure about things. Venn diagrams and humor. “The Good Games“, a playlist showing influential 1980s games.  I’ve played almost every one, and the …

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New quarterly packages available

tuxillo has built a new set of packages for dports; upgrade using the instructions in his post.  (Though ‘pkg upgrade’ has generally worked for me as the quickest solution.)