Adding Networking to the 2.11BSD pl 195 system

Adding Networking to 2.11BSD pl 195So, now that I have an auto-installer, it would be nice, sometimes, to have networking. It also gives us a chance to push the envelop a little and learn about kernel builds. These instructions are for FreeBSD, alas, a…

ldns updated and a link

Thanks to Daniel Fojt, ldns in DragonFly is updated to 1.7.1.  This time, I do have a changelog link. It’s a minor update, but I have to point it out because my muscle memory still won’t let go of nslookup,

mysqldump: Error: ‘Access denied; you need (at least one of) the PROCESS privilege(s) for this operation’ when trying to dump tablespaces

See also Creating read-only PostgreSQL database users for pg_dump and pg_dumpall. I’m linking this because I use both articles on a regular basis. The error After a recent upgrade of MySQL server from 5.7.30 to 5.7.31, my database backups started encountered this error: mysqldump: Error: ‘Access denied; you need (at least one of) the PROCESS […]

DRM driver update

Francois Tigeot has updated the DRM driver in DragonFly to match what’s in Linux kernel 4.10.17.  What’s that change?  A few minutes of poking about doesn’t find a granular enough changelog.

SIMH Setup for 2.11BSD restoration project

SIMH Setup for 2.11BSD pl 0 ProjectSo, you’d like to do more than just follow along with my 2.11bsd as released project. You’d like to see if you can recreate the work I’ve done. So I’ve written up the setup I’m using in the hopes that it will be helpf…

In Other BSDs for 2020/07/18

There’s a separate Summer of Code section this week. The Homura Project. First powerpc64 snapshots available.  (OpenBSD) Timecounters available to userland in -current. Sponsor NetBSD (and pkgsrc) on Github.  (via) Checking if FreeBSD geli is using AES-NI. Restoring a Sun SPARCstation IPX Part 1: PSU and NVRAM.  Semisure this is still BSD.  (via) HardenedBSD July …

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DMA in DragonFly, again

Not Direct Memory Access, but the DragonFly Mail Agent, born from a desire to replace larger mail transfer agents.  It has its own repository, and the upgrade came from there back into DragonFly.

BSD Now 359: Throwaway Browser

This week’s BSD Now covers the usual roundup of news.  Of note: experimental FreeBSD binary updates, and as you can guess from the title, another method of segregating your web browser from the rest of your environment.

2.11BSD Original Tapes Recreation

In Search of 2.11BSD, as releasedAlmost all of the BSD releases have been well preserved. If you want to find 1BSD, or 2BSD or 4.3-TAHOE BSD you can find them online with little fuss. However, if you search for 2.11BSD, you’ll find it easily enough, bu…

Old-school Disk Partitioning

Old-School Disk PartitionsUnix started out life in 1970. Many of the things it did, it had to invent on the fly. Disk handling was one of those items. Something we take utterly for granted today was, once upon a time, an area of active innovation. This…

Lazy Reading for 2020/07/12

I need to always preview these posts, cause cutting and pasting text sometimes brings along formatting elements not visible in the editor, but play heck with the actual layout. D&D Map Sketcher.  (via) Web desktops.  (via multiple places) Land of the Rising Sound | A Roland Retrospective.  (via) What Ever Happened To Hearing Aid Beige? …

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In Other BSDs for 2020/07/11

Dragged right out of my RSS feeds.  Chai-Fi, the minimalistic wpa_supplicant.conf “manager” for FreeBSD.  (via) Valuable News – 2020/06/29 and Valuable News – 2020/07/06. Classic ThinkPad Thermal Paste Change.  Bookmarked cause I’ll eventually need it.  There’s a Lenovo fan control for BSD buried in there too. FreeBSD Virtual Bug Squash event, happening today. Deep Integration of …

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