Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
Next time you’re building or installing world on your DragonFly system (running master), your computer will do a better job letting you know the status.
Matthew Dillon pulled in a new USB update from FreeBSD to DragonFly. What does it change? I’m not completely sure, but he did it to get apcupsd working, so that may be a hint.
If you have a HDMI-connected monitor, but no sound, this trick about increasing available memory may help.
The newest BSDNow video goes into PC-BSD and booting, and interviews Justin Gibbs about the FreeBSD Foundation.
Hey, look what I have! There’s a pfSense pair of classes available to take. I went through them and found them worthwhile. pfSense is easy enough to use that a dedicated person can puzzle through most of the settings, eventually, but I don’t have “eventually”, and I want to encourage BSD products in my workplace… [...]
DragonFly 4.0 has had a minor point release, to 4.0.4. There was a bug in the initial install where the rescue image installed on disk would be incorrect. This was fixed after the first time a build/installworld was done, but might as well have it start out right. There’s some other small fixes, and the release commit will show you [...]
John Marino has removed Sendmail from DragonFly (as part of the base system), and replaced it with DMA, the DragonFly Mail Agent. If you just need delivery to local users, DMA will do the trick. The announcement message covers what you need to do to deal with it (potentially nothing), and there’s more in-depth documentation to cover ho [...]
This is the Lazy Reading mix I like – some history, some commentary. How to make your Unix prompts more useful and interesting. An exploration of the mtr utility. Sweet 16: The 6502 Dream Machine. (via) SMS cards: The technology inside IBM’s 1960s mainframes. (via) Vim is a Game. (via) (Read more...)
Whee! Which would be better as a free desktop; PC-BSD or OpenBSD? DiscoverBSD for 2015/03/02. M0n0wall alternatives at DiscoverBSD. BSD Magazine for February. (I think.) A preview of PC-BSD’s upcoming 10.1.2 release.
Michael W. Lucas’s Tarsnap Mastery book is out, in electronic form. While not a strictly BSD news items, it’s a service built on BSD, so worth looking at if you care about that – or about encryption.
The newest BSDNow episode talks with Sean Bruno about poudriere and QEMU. He’s using those tools on FreeBSD, but poudriere is useful for building dports on DragonFly, too. The usual news collection is there, too.
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.