Peter Avalos went looking for updates to /bin/sh, and found a lot of them, including regression tests. Even though sh is… 15 years old? Older? It dates back to BSD 4.4 and before – anyway, it’s been around forever, but there’s still things to do with it.
Matthew Dillon’s made some scheduler changes, which blogbench tests are showing give the default scheduler better performance under heavy load. It’s a pretty technical writeup, so I’ll just point you at it rather than attempt to summarize.
So, I felt lucky recently. I updated shiningsilence.com from DragonFly 2.6 to DragonFly 2.8, and wanted to upgrade my pkgsrc packages from pkgsrc-2010Q3 to pkgsrc-2010Q4. You can do this with pkg_rolling-replace, or various other tools, but I wanted to see if I could do it completely with binary packages. I used pkg_radd -uv <pkgname> [...]
If you’re interested in mentoring for DragonFly and Google Summer of Code for 2011, please speak up. You don’t have to mentor if you don’t see any projects you like – I just need an initial count for the application. If you don’t want to mentor at all, but you’ve got ideas: there’s a place to tell p [...]
Peter Avalos updated OpenSSL to 1.0.0d, due to a recently discovered bug. He’s also brought the fix back to DragonFly 2.6 and 2.8, so it’s available for most anyone.
BIND version 9.5 has reached End of Life status. In fact, it did it some time ago. However, net/bind95 in pkgsrc has just been deleted. Update to 9.6/9.7, if you still had9.5 in place.
This is one of those scenarios that I’m noting because it might bite someone, some day: if your root partition is encrypted, you can’t fit in a different keymap. However, kernel options to build in a different keymap will fix this issue.
If you’ve ever installed pkgsrc packages from source, you probably typed ‘bmake install’. There’s a ‘bin-install’ target that will use binary packages if they are available, but you have to set the appropriate environment variables to do so. It’s now much easier, on DragonFly. If you have pkgsrc-cur [...]
If you’re using the binary pkgsrc package installer pkgin, version 0.4 is available for testing.
Samuel J. Greear committed some more code that happened to come from DragonFly/Google Code-In projects. There’s a surprising large amount of code that came from those projects…
They’re finally uploaded! See my rather lengthy post about it on users@ for all the details.
Chris Turner went off into some extra detail on how the rc system works, with extra links for anyone interested in some history.
The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of the third Release Candidate for PC-BSD 8.2. This is expected to be the last RC version prior to release which is expected some time in the next 2–3 weeks. In addition to some fixes in response to previous 8.2 testing snapshots, RC2 contains the following software components: - FreeB [...]
Matthew Dillon’s made some changes that will speed up the booting process for people with a ridiculous amount of memory, like 64G. This is x86_64 only, but that should not be a surprise if you think about it.
Due to a crash yesterday on git.dragonflybsd.org, the Git repo was not up to date, briefly. It’s been fixed. This will only really matter if you’re running bleeding-edge DragonFly and rebuilt your system in the last 24 hours or so.
The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of the third Release Candidate for PC-BSD 8.2. This is expected...
The third (and probably last) Release Candidate builds for the FreeBSD-7.4/8.2 release cycles are now available. For 8.2-RC3 the amd64, i386, ia64, pc98, powerpc, and sparc64 architectures are available. For 7.4-RC3 the amd64, i386, pc98, and sparc64 architectures are available. ISO images for these architectures can be downloaded from most o [...]