NYCBUG is having a book release event for “The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System” with George Neville-Neil, one of the authors. It’s happening tomorrow night, at the Stone Creek Bar & Lounge: 140 E 27th St. George Neville-Neil will be talking about DTrace, and there’s copies of the book to b [...]
The just-posted BSDTalk 251 is 47 minutes long, and comes from vBSDCon 2013, with three people interviewed about Verisign and FreeBSD.
The temperatures climbed up to almost not freezing this week! It feels so warm. exa, a modern replacement for ls. I like the website. (via) Value of windowing is questioned. (via) Good PuTTY defaults for a happy SSH’ing life (via) The History of Graphic Design and Computational Form. Long, (Read more...)
Well, this week just sort of took off for BSD links. FreeBSD on the POWER8: It’s alive! (via) Freenas and ESXI-Vmware snapshots PHP 5.3 and Ruby 1.8.7 appear to be on the way out of pkgsrc. PC-BSD gains a sort of automatic TOR-mode. OpenBSD Foundation 2014/2015 newsletter. OpenBSD 5.7 on Minnowboard Max. Aww, no more (Read more...)
If you’re monitoring your DragonFly systems with Nagios, here’s a way to check the health of your Hammer mirror-streams. Thanks, Mike!
BSDNow 078 is up with more BSD Foundation interviews. It’s not a sequel, but a switch: the last one was with a FreeBSD Foundation member, and this week’s episode is with Ken Westerback of the OpenBSD Foundation. There’s the normal added news, too, with a description of what’s coming at BSDCan 2015.
If you are on DragonFly-master and you upgraded during select hours on the 25th of February, you may have been bit by a makefile error. The fix, as listed in that link, is simple: cp /usr/src/share/mk/sys.mk /usr/share/mk If you are not on -master or you did not upgrade in that timeframe: never mind.
Michael Neumann has switched out pkgsrc packages for dpkg packages for building DragonFly with a GUI. There’s no built image to download right now, but I’m optimistic the next release will have it. You can build it now on a DragonFly system using src/nrelease. With all this video work going in lately, it will give us something [...]
If you’ve been sitting with a Radeon-based video card and wishing you had all the nice updates i915 users are getting, today is your lucky day. Michael Neumann has brought Radeon support equivalent to Linux 3.9 into DragonFly, and he has a 3.10 branch for testing if you feel adventurous.
Lots of in-depth reading this week. Put on something warm/drink something warm (especially if you are in the northeast US) and start reading. Making a C64/C65 compatible computer in an FPGA. (via) Joe Chip’s problem was never his door. (via) A Whole New World. (via, via) CORE 2015, the (Read more...)
There’s some DragonFly material in here, though I normally confine that to the rest of the week. It’s inextricable from the rest of the links. Setting up an OpenBSD mail server. (via) FreeBSD-current users, regenerate your keys. (fixed) Using OpenBSD and vxlan to overlay remote lans. (via) A Prediction: 2020 the (Read more.. [...]
I admit I never thought about it much, but I’ve also never had enough RAM to matter: there’s a memtemp(4) tool that monitors temperature sensors for your system’s memory. Sepherosa Ziehau has updated it on DragonFly to support some newer processor setups.
This bites many people sooner or later: you think you’ve turned sendmail off, but it still gets opened up on your system. The answer: sendmail_enable=”NONE”. (It should support sendmail_enable=”NOPE”.)
The 77th episode of BSDNow is up, with a tutorial on making a patch in OpenBSD, an interview of Alex Reece and Matt Ahrens about OpenZFS, and the usual news roundup.
Several of the DragonFly machines used for building packages and/or releases have SSDs, and have been vigorously exercising those disks for some time. SSDs are supposed to have a shorter lifetime than spindle-based hard drives. However, Matthew Dillon found that there’s surprisingly little wear on those SSDs. This empiric information [...]
Well, might rather than will , but I had to make a music reference. There’s a bug in versions of pkg from 1.4.6(ish) to 1.4.11 that can make it accidentally delete itself while updating packages. If this happens to you, there’s an easy fix, as posted to users@: # cd /usr && make pkg-bootstrap Once you’re on versi [...]
Do you have a DragonFly system with a Radeon or i915 video card? There’s updates for the drivers associated with either; you can help out and test them.
Being home sick in the middle of the week gave me a head start on all these links. Tea – Instead of Coffee. Some cheap purchasing links in the comments. The Obfuscated Fibonacci; Or, a Curious Connection in Computation. (via) BASIC Computer Games, 1978. I loved this book, and especially the illustrations. (via) A (Read more...)
Happy Valentine’s Day! The OpenBSD Foundation 2015 Fundraising Campaign. (via) Anyone tried CloudByte before? (ZFS on FreeBSD). DiscoverBSD news for 2015/02/09. PC-BSD featured on itwire.com. From the OpenBSD s2k15 hackathon: the stack overflow that wasn’t and Authenticated TLS ‘constraints’ in ntpd(8). Jazz concert [...]
Say hello to the newest DragonFly committer: Tomohiro Kusumi. He’s been contributing Hammer patches for some time and appearing on IRC, so it’s easier to just let him make changes directly. Welcome, Tomohiro.