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If you really, really want to make sure you aren’t pulling in any parts of X when installing dports, and you’re building from source, there’s a few options you can set to keep X11 off your system. You can even go farther.
I had to type it that way because it rhymes. Sascha Wildner has committed an IPMI driver port, tested/watchdogged by Markus Pfeiffer. What’s it do? It’s a machine management standard.
Minimal link text this week. It just happened that way. random in the wild Best Unix time-savers Where apps end and the system begins. The password? You changed it, right? Live network attack map. (via) Playing with my son. At the computer farm. (via) Typography in sci-fi: Alien. (via) (Read more...)
Get ready for some reading. There’s some packages moving from pkgsrc-wip to pkgsrc proper. pkgsrc-2014Q4 branching is planned for Monday the 15th. PC-BSD now has an automatic package/security patch upgrade mechanism. Steam on PC-BSD. Holy grail, there. PC-BSD needs testers for the new Update Manager, for moving from 10 to 10.1 NetBSD [...]
It’s possible, if you are several releases (years) behind, to end up with a DragonFly system that can’t compile and install the current release, due to incremental changes over time. It’s rare, but it could happen now between, say, version 3.4 and 4.0. The usual solution would be to incrementally upgrade in order, which is [...]
If you want to help I/O performance when DragonFly is virtualized, here’s a short checklist of what to work on. I haven’t noticed any problems – but I’m not taxing any of my VMs that heavily.
BSDNow’s episode this week focuses on the just-released Bitrig 1.0, and has an interview with Patrick Wildt of that project. There’s also coverage of other topics, including the new poudriere release – that’s the tool that bulk builds packages for DragonFly and FreeBSD, though I don’t know if it’s unified [...]
bycn82’s rewrite of IPFW2 is available as a git branch to try out; he’s posted the link. Please try, especially if you are still working with the original ipfw.
If you’re using one of those Acer C720 or C720p Chromebooks with DragonFly, remember to set: machdep.mwait.CX.idle=AUTODEEP To automatically enter the right power-saving states on the CPU. You used to have to do it manually, and now you don’t.
Sascha Wilder ported over the urio(4) driver to DragonFly. It’s for the USB-based Rio mp3 players. Does anyone have one of these and is running DragonFly? That would be a startling coincidence.
Today is my birthday, so I have a gift for you: a lot of reading! Don’t panic and keep forking Debian. It leads to devuan.org. For a fork to succeed, they need positive reasons to exist, not just a definition of what it’s not. (via) Advent Planet. Follow it, find your interest topic, get something (Read more...)
I have been building up quite the variety this week. Bitrig 1.0 has been released. Writing NetBSD Sound Drivers in Haskell. (PDF, via) ruBSD 2014, happening December 13th in Moscow. (via) How to configure full disk encryption in PC-BSD 10.1. (via) BSD Magazine for November 2014. (via) Why don’t (Read more...)
This page, Varialus et Anisoptera, set up by… I’m not sure of the real name but it’s ‘varialus’ on IRC – has a detailed description of the DragonFly install process and installation of MATE, plus extra notes. I always find these sorts of cheatsheets entertaining.
The 66th BSDNow episode has an interview with Paul Schenkeveld about BSD conferences, and of course the usual variety of news, including something about a BSD-powered library in Africa; something that is entirely out of the blue to me.
The DragonFly boot menu has been cleaned up a bit, and Fred, the dragonfly drawn on DragonFly, is now in better color. In fact, there’s even an option to turn him blue.
In an effort to reduce my backlog of DragonFly things to post about, here’s quick notes: The path to xauth is now configurable, though correct by default. (that’s bit me in the past) There’s a new callout*() implementation. cpuctl(4) has been imported to allow CPU microcode updates. libm has been updated with math function [...]
I’m running behind so this is a bit old, but: Matthew Dillon commited svc(8), a service manager program. Take a look at its man page to see the potential uses.
Robin Hahling wants feedback on where to go in DragonFly with rcrun(8), service(8), and similar commands. Follow the thread to see the various opinions.
I’m going with links to some old-school crazy-hard projects this week. No simple hacks, these. Mysteries of the unix kind. Nerdy trivia about Unix time_t. (via) PDP-11/04 – Restoration. (via) Very nice pictures. Plan 9. Plan 9. Plan 9. Plan 9. (all via) Linux on (Read more...)
Despite the US holiday, here’s a pile of BSD material. BSD on Mini ITX. Can we talk about FreeBSD vs. Linux? DiscoverBSD for 2014/11/24. pkgsrc and i386 may have issues on partial rebuild. Or not? Follow the thread. lang/guile16 is leaving pkgsrc soon. check-update, a script for finding what packages in pkgsrc need to be (Read more. [...]