Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
This week blew up with links fast. An 8-bit integer overflow turns Mahatma Gandhi into “255 points of pure nuclear rage“. That’s one of the more entertaining sentences I’ve ever typed here. “DevOps” is one of the new buzzwords lately. The most shallow approaches seem to equate it with automated deploymen [...]
Links everywhere this week! ZFS 101. This might be the same material presented at NYCBSDCon; I’m not sure. Installing FreeBSD 10 to ZFS with a script. The DiscoverBSD summary for 2014/03/03. PC-BSD Weekly Digest 20. Theo De Raadt questions for a Slashdot interview. OpenSMTPD 5.4.2 is released. Introduction to FreeNAS development. Ghos [...]
Hammer’s ability to stream to remote disks is great, but what if you have storage that uses some other file system? Antonio Huete Jimenez put together a shell script that will dump out the contents of a Hammer PFS, for upload to whatever. Read the README for the details.
If you are upgrading packages on your DragonFly 3.6 system, and you have docbook installed, there’s an extra step needed because of the moving around of several docbook packages. If you don’t have docbook installed – nothing to see here.
Episode 27 of BSDNow is an interview with Will Backman of BSDTalk. It is unfortunately a straight-ahead interview, and not an Epic Rap Battle.
Normally I’d save this for Lazy Reading, but I’m indirectly involved: the Rochester Institute of Technology now has a minor in Open Source and Free Culture. Here’s the press release. I taught one of the precursor classes, Humanitarian Free/Open Source Development (essentially open source development methods) last spring. [...]
I followed up with Google on why DragonFly isn’t in Summer of Code this year. It is exactly as I suspected: they want to get new organizations in. DragonFly’s been doing it for 6 years, so they are picking new orgs over returning ones. This is apparently the same reason NetBSD isn’t in this year, either. (Honestly, I can [...]
Sascha Wildner has updated arcmsr(4), which brings in support for the Areca ARC1214, ARC1224, ARC1264, ARC1284, and ARC1883 models, from FreeBSD. Please test if you have the appropriate hardware.
bugs.dragonflybsd.org, the bug reporting site for DragonFly, uses Redmine. It’s been updated and now can take OpenID for your login.
Coretemp is now in the default kernel configs for DragonFly, so you can use coretemp to see your Intel CPU temperature.
BSD Magazine for February is out. I’m a bit late posting this since it’s now March; I assume it’s been out for a while. (via)
If you’re using the i915 driver for xorg, and xorg dies with a “No monitor specified for screen” error, there’s a config change to fix that, or you can just update.
A public service announcement: Check your backup power systems when the weather is bad. It has been so cold that the always-running heater blocks cooked away the coolant in my workplace’s backup generator in between the weekly inspections, and when the power died a few days ago, the generator failed to start. This led to the paradoxic [...]
Another week where I barely need to look up source code commits. PC-BSD Weekly Digest 18 and Digest 19. OpenBSD’s signify tool has been backported to OpenBSD versions < 5.5. Video of an OpenBSD install. xorg, unprivileged on OpenBSD. (via) This is a good idea: FreeBSD 10′s release.sh mapped out. bcrypt() updates in OpenBSD ( [...]
Let’s see… 3 digits in the episode number, so they’re planning to make at least 973 more BSD-related pun titles. Anyway, BSDNow’s latest episode has an interview with Joe Marcus Clark, along with more material including this item that I missed, of getting some ancient hardware to run OpenBSD.
pfi, the automated installer that nobody knows about, now supports installing an authorized_keys file as part of an install. Credit goes to Alex Hornung for adding the functionality.
Sascha Wildner brought in ACPICA 20140214, and his commit message has a list of the updates.
The DragonFly Mail Agent is being suggested as a possible sendmail replacement for FreeBSD.
I’m helping out at the BSD Events website. If there’s upcoming BSD-linked events, please tell me. Speaking of which: the call for papers for EuroBSDCon 2014 is out, as is the BSDCan 2014 schedule.
I am late posting this: the most recent episode of BSDNow has, along with the regular array of items, an interview of Chris Buechler, of the commercial support company behind pfSense.