Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
xf86-video-intel-2.21.15 should now work on your DragonFly system. I don’t see it in dports, yet, though.
Recent updates to tzcode apparently fixed a long-standing time zone bug in DragonFly. POSIX says the America/New_York timezone is picked as default if nothing else has been selected. That didn’t happen in DragonFly – until recently. If your timezone seemed to suddenly jump to U.S. Eastern time, that’s because you never pi [...]
There’s a (rescheduled) BSD installfest happening in an impromptu fashion at Suspenders Bar in New York City, tonight at 6:45. You can also buy tickets for NYCBSDCon there, for less than the online price since it’s direct. There’s another chance to buy them for less on Wednesday at Ear Inn, nearby. (See first link for det [...]
Finally, a relatively quiet week. Writing more efficient shell scripts. The Occultation of Relations and Logic: Exposing the Hidden Meaning from within Shadows and Unix Command Lines. Piped shell commands seen as a set of relations. This is the most analysis I’ve ever seen of a command line. (via) Also related. Perl Secret Operators [...]
Back to relatively normal volume, this week. FreeBSD 10 is out. OpenBSD got electrical funding, and is now holding a funding drive. new openssh key format and bcrypt pbkdf. A new key format for OpenSSH, and how to switch to it – only available in OpenBSD as of this writing. I did not know this: There’s a (Read more...)
Episode 21 of BSDNow is up, with the usual variety of material. There’s an interview with Colin Percival, known for work on FreeBSD and Tarsnap, along with other content. Wait! The video isn’t actually posted yet. I just saw the page and got excited.
There’s a new ACPI version in DragonFly, and Sascha Wildner wants you to update your BIOS, just to be sure.
Antonio Huete set up a DragonFly status page on status.io.
Brad Fitzpatrick showed up on the users@ list and mentioned that for DragonFly to be supported in Go, it needed to show up in the Go Dashboard with building reports. I now have the Go builder running on pkgbox32/pkgbox64.dragonflybsd.org. Check the builder page to see status. Note: Installing the port of Go from Dports works just fine; this [...]
Address Space Layout Randomization, since 2010. Carsten Mattner asked, and Alex Hornung answered. (Set the sysctl vm.randomize_mmap to 1 to enable it.)
If you happen to have a laptop, some flavor of BSD on media, and are near New York City tomorrow night, there’s an impromptu installfest happening at Suspenders at 6:30. NYCBSDCon tickets will be available there, and you can now register online. Update: canceled!
I missed this for the “In Other BSDs” section yesterday, so I’m adding it today. It’s time dependent. BSDCan 2014 is happening May 14-17 at the University of Ottawa, with those first two days being tutorials. If you want to get a paper in, you have to do it today.
The Internet overfloweth with good links, lately. Nothing this week that requires a lot of reading, but plenty of things to click. Enjoy! The “Basket of Remotes” problem. An area where standards are never applied. Dice portraits. I like the images. (via) Who made that dial tone? (via a mailing list) Simple Git workflow is [...]
I’ve got a buildup of convention dates to mention, so I’ll do it now: John Marino, one of the folks behind dports, is talking about Ada and BSD at FOSDEM, in Brussels, February 1-2. George Neville-Neil is talking about BSD to NYLUG in of course New York City, on I think February 13th. Ike Levy will be talking to (Read more...)
I didn’t even need to find source links this week. Do you have a VAX laying around? Cool! Now, can you give/lend it to OpenBSD? Along those lines, anyone have a Cray they don’t need? I don’t care if it works. It has to be full-size, though. (via) I found out that the RetroBSD site (Read more...)
With everyone buying tablets lately, the low end of computers is getting pretty low-cost indeed. Creating single-purpose computers is possible, and I was thinking of doing that to create a Go-testing system. (Though probably not necessary for me.) It got me to thinking, though… How low-cost a system could run DragonFly? The master-s [...]
The 20th episode of BSDNow is up. The interview is with Neel Natu and Peter Grehan, about Bhyve, and there’s of course more, including a bhyve tutorial. There’s other material, including the new-to-me Spiderinabox.
If you want to test out the latest (20131218) update to ACPICA, Sepherosa Ziehau’s got a patch for you. This will be good for anyone who wants to use less electricity. (updated to reflect this doesn’t enable deeper C-states as I thought it did.)
ACPI has been updated in DragonFly by Sepherosa Ziehau, to potentially support the very low-power sleep states available with Haswell CPUs. Note: Sepherosa clarified that the lower power states are not available – yet.
There are no binary packages built for dports, on DragonFly 3.7, for 32-bit machines, at this time. Pierre Abbat found this out. You can build from source, of course, or just use 3.6 packages. Don’t forget -DBATCH to avoid getting asked for build options when building from source.