The Core Team, in consultation with Release Engineering, the Security
Team, and Port Manager has decided that we need to reevaluate the 5-year
support of stable branches starting with stable/12. A changed security
I’ve mentioned it before, but the tool ‘synth‘ is what DragonFly uses to build all the dports binaries – over 30,000 packages, though I’m typing that from memory and not from looking at a tool. Anyway, the one part of the release process I’ve never touched was the package building – and now it’s documented. …
FreeBSD-SA-18:13.nfs Security Advisory
The FreeBSD Project
Topic: Multiple vulnerabilities in NFS server code
Credits: Jakub Jirasek, Secunia Research at Flexera
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2018-11-23 20:41:54 UTC (stable/11, 11.2-STABLE)
2018-11-27 19:42:16 UTC (releng/11.2, 11.2-RELEASE-p5)
CVE Name: CVE-2018-17157, CVE-2018-17158, CVE-2018-17159
I uploaded the current 5.4 release candidate – there’s an ISO and an IMG file, though your local mirror may be a better place to get it than those links. Or just wait; I think the release won’t be long. Note that I was smart for once and named it ‘rc1’, so if there’s another …
Bear with me; this is the history: wpa_supplicant is the program DragonFly uses to connect to most wireless networks. It’s been part of the base system for some time, but if you start it up, you will see a warning (at boot time) about how this version is deprecated. Installing from dports puts a newer …
A sorta backwards-looking list for you, this week. IBM PC-XT Emulator on an ESP8266. The hardware is basically a wifi USB plug. (via) Leak Mitigation Checklist. “If you just leaked sensitive information in public source code…” (also via) @Play 87: Interview with Josh Ge, Creator of Cogmind. C Portability Lessons from Weird Machines. Wierd, wierd …
The second RC build for the FreeBSD 12.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, armv7, arm64, i386, powerpc, powerpc64, powerpcspe and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
I tagged the first release candidate for DragonFly 5.4 last night. The commit message has summary lines from all the commits in this release, if you want to go through them – or wait for the release notes. I’m happy to see some new-to-me committer names in there, too.
If you were looking to run DragonFly on the same disk as another operating system, Dr. Martin Ivanov has advice for you. Similarly, karu.pruun and Pierre-Alian TORET also have something on EFI booting.
I’m actually surprised this wasn’t already there: Aaron Li added terminfo entries for tmux and tmux-256color into DragonFly’s terminfo(5) file. I’ve been using tmux without issue for some time on DragonFly… but I may not be exercising it as hard as I could.
For future reference, this is the knew server … oh wait, I think it’s this server which is was mounted in the 4U chassis mentioned in this post. It runs a few jails, including Bacula regression testing services. It is now mounted in a SuperChassis 846E16-R1200B This recent post outlines the modifications so it boots […]