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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.
Francois Tigeot’s rescue ramdisk work is ready for testing. You can pull it directly from his repo and try it out. It’s surprising how small the ramdisk can be crunched. Note: he now has a newer branch than what is in that linked message.
You know what always makes me happy? When someone shows up out of the blue and says “Here; I did this cause I needed it; everyone can share.” The latest example of that is Imre Vadasz porting bwn(4), for the Broadcom BCM43xx wireless chipset over from FreeBSD to DragonFly.
Just to remind people: I’m hiring a system administrator.
Another week. BSDCan 2014 will have the BSD Professional Certification exam available (as beta) “The Design And Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System” second edition, is up for pre-order. (comments are rude/funny.) The DiscoverBSD summary for 2014/03/31. The PC-BSD Digest 24. reop, an follow-up from OpenBSD’s sign [...]
In a thread about video cards on DragonFly, Francois Tigeot listed good ATI cards to try, and pointed out the VESA driver is probably your best bet right now with NVidia cards.