Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
Another active week. RetroBSD recently moved to Git and GitHub, and is now buildable on Mac OS X. ALTQ is gone, at least for the OpenBSD version of pf. So I’ll bring up this point again: pf is fragmenting, and we should do something about it. The EdgeBSD presentation from FOSDEM 2014. (via) (Read more...)
The plugin I use for posting to Twitter managed to silently stop working after a recent WordPress upgrade. It’s fixed now. Thanks to alert reader TJ for telling me. If you are picking up articles here through Twitter, you have some backlog waiting for you.
BSDNow 034 is about Network Attached Storage – specifically with an interview of John Hixson at iXSystems about FreeNAS development.
Remember the joke I and probably a zillion others made about OpenOpenSSL? It’s happening, except it’s called LibreSSL. (thanks, Tomáš Bodžár)
If you’re using DragonFly in qemu, virtualbox, whatever – but not VMWare – there’s a new virtio-net driver to try out.
This is another week where I find neat stuff at the start of the week, start the post, and by the time the post date rolls around, those links have been seen everywhere. Yes, I’m complaining I don’t get “First Post!” the way I want. UNIX: More ways to spin the top command. Leslie Lamport’s Thinking for Programm [...]
I’ve got “coverage” of most every BSD this week. OpenBSD has brought in OpenSSL – and is modifying it severely. Instead of linking to the many commits as they tear it into little bits, I’ll just link to this Lobste.rs post. Will it be OpenOpenSSL? It looks like it’s for internal consumption only. Undea [...]
As you can guess from the title, this week’s BSDNow talks about building OpenBSD packages in bulk among other things, and also interviews Jim Brown of bsdcertification.org.
The March issue of BSD Magazine is out, and this month has an article written by Siju George about how his company is using DragonFly and Hammer for backups.
Remember: If you have a particular port that’s not building in DragonFly, there may be a patch in pkgsrc that could be brought over, as John Marino points out.
Sascha Wildner’s updated ACPICA to a very recent version, which happens to fix a bug in an earlier ACPICA version.
Here’s the announcement from Francois Tigeot: DragonFly now uses dynamic binaries in the root filesystem. You will need to do a full buildworld/buildkernel if on 3.7 and upgrading.
I am all over the map this week. UNIX Tutorial for Beginners. Also, UNIX Shell Scripting Tutorial. (via) Staticapps.org, a explanation of single-page web applications. The idea is good but the site itself is really just an ad for a service that does … single-page web application hosting. Comments on the original link source (Read [...]
Some out-of-the-ordinary things this week. BSDTV, a new YouTube channel. It has several videos from the recent NYCBSDCon. pfSense 2.1.1 is out. No, wait, it’s 2.1.2! Installing packages from a custom FreeBSD repository. Applies to DragonFly, too. DiscoverBSD’s news summary for 2014/04/07. A partially tongue-in-cheek suggestion [...]
DragonFly now has a ‘rescue’ system added in, which also functions as a way to mount encrypted filesystems. Does PAM work yet? I don’t know; I may be linking to this earlier than I need to.
I should have seen that pun coming a long time ago. BSDNow 032 is up with an interview of Dru Lavigne and the usual assortment of other recent BSD items.
Release 3.6.2 of DragonFly has been tagged, and ISO/img files are available. This includes an updated OpenSSL for Heartbleed problems. Here’s the changelog. You can, if you haven’t already, update your existing 3.6 systems the normal way.
All the dragonflybsd.org sites (www, bugs, gitweb, lists, leaf) should be available via https now, thanks to a wildcard certificate from InterNetX. Also, all the machines have an up-to-date version (1.0.1g) of OpenSSL installed to prevent the Heartbleed issue.
I’ve wanted more support for virtualized DragonFly systems. Sascha Wildner put together an experimental balloon memory driver to test out, and I ran it on two virtual machines separately, one with it loaded and one without, on the same host system. The problem is, I can’t tell what it does. The two machine reported almost the e [...]
If you didn’t know what the Heartbleed bug is, here’s your explanation, plus details. (via). You should probably update your systems.