SouthEast LinuxFest will take place June 20–22 at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport in Charlotte, NC. Registration for this event is free. There will be a BSD booth in the expo area on both Friday and Saturday from 9:00–17:00. As usual, we’ll be giving out a bunch of cool swag, PC-BSD DVDs, and FreeNAS CDs, as well as accepting donations for ( [...]
PC-BSD 10.0.2-RC2 images are now online for testing from our download site. This will (hopefully) be our last RC before releasing 10.0.2 officially sometime on or around the 23rd. We have addressed or fixed most tickets related to the 10.0.2 release, so if you are still running into any issues, please report them using our Trac database. User [...]
I’ve been short on this week (worked 19 hour day Tues/Wed, ug), so the list is short. All Is Lost, the results of feeding the worst possible player stats into the NBA Y2K game. I don’t watch basketball or play sports games, but the forced scrambling of the game is entertaining. The author did a similar thing to Madden NFL. (Re [...]
FreeBSD 9.3-BETA3 Now AvailableThe third BETA build of the 9.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures.The image checksums can be found in the PGP-signed announcement email.ISO images and, for architectures that support it, the memory stick images a [...]
Enjoy. PC-BSD 10.0.2 prerelease is out for testing. Build a FreeBSD 10.0-release Openstack Image with bsd-cloudinit. DiscoverBSD roundup for 2014/06/09. Also, there’s now a @_DiscoverBSD. Dan Langille is using pkg, and his recent posts on seeing download sources, or custom packages in poudriere may be useful. (Applies to DragonFly an [...]
The third BETA build for the FreeBSD-9.3 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
Matthew Dillon posted a note about the next point release of DragonFly, coming within a few days. Chunks of it like the recent OpenSSL and Sendmail fixes are already on the 3.8 branch. I assume I’ll be the one rolling it, and I plan to put together a 3.6.3 tag too, just so there’s a final version of 3.6 that (Read mo [...]
The folks at BSDNow interview Benedict Reuschling of FreeBSD and provide their take on the week\'s BSD news. [ Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent ]
BSDNow 041 is out with an interview of Benedict Reuschling, along with a lot of news discussion and some interesting NAS notes. Hey, I’m mentioned!
This may be one of the most important commands I have learned this month. It tells me where the packages will be fetched from.
If you’re building ports, it will treat OpenSSL as a dependency and bring in whatever version is available. If perhaps you want to use the version of OpenSSL installed as part of your base system, Robin Hahling has the answer for how. (This probably works on FreeBSD too.)
Sascha Wildner has removed some drivers in the x86_64 config. This will only really affect you if you use a custom kernel and still have entries for those drivers in the config file.
The next trip report is from Li-Wen Hsu:I am very excited for having the chance to join the most important and largest annual BSD conference. Thanks to the FreeBSD Foundation, it\'s my first year to attend BSDCan. The main motivation for attending is that I\'m in part of the project started by Craig Rodrigues, Jenkins CI for FreeBSD, and (Re [...]
I have a custom patch for Nagios. I use poudriere for building my FreeBSD ports. How can I combine the two? I asked that question on the FreeBSD Ports Mailing list. The answer came via IRC, from bsd-x. He introduced me to the concept of EXTRA_PATCHES (documented here). I added these entries to /usr/local/etc/poudriere.d/webserver-make.conf: . [...]
Last night, and again this morning, I thought my inbox was rather light. When I checked Nagios, I found out why. I saw two mail servers: nyi-vpn check_postfix_queue CRITICAL 06-10-2014 12:12:38 0d 12h 51m 40s 4/4 96 mail(s) in queue supernews-vpn check_postfix_queue CRITICAL 06-10-2014 12:11:10 0d 10h 48m 8s 4/4 124 mail(s) in queue It [...]
Follow us at @_DiscoverBSDLast Week in BSD Releases: FreeBSD, JabirOS, PC-BSD, DragonFly BSDOther news: OpenBSD, FreeBSD, git, BSDnow, BSDTalk, BSDCan, portmgr@ReleasesFreeBSD 9.3-BETA1 Now Available The first BETA build of the 9.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and s [...]
Thanks to Markus Pfeiffer, there is now a locking(9) man page for use the next time you say, “Which is the right lock to use?” Something I see almost monthly.
There were more problems found in OpenSSL… right after release of DragonFly 3.8. OpenSSL 1.0.1h has been committed, thanks to Robin Hahling and Sascha Wildner. I’ll be rolling a 3.8.1 release soon. If you are saying “Hey, what about LibreSSL? And do I write it LibReSSL?”, it’s not set up as a portable release [...]
That\'s right. I am not gonna tweet BSD related stuff on my personal Twitter account but from @_DiscoverBSD. So feel free to follow me there. I would be happy. BSD twitter list was also moved, now containing as much as 61 members.