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.
There will be a BSD booth at Texas LinuxFest to be held June 13 and 14 at the Austin Convention Center in downtown Austin, Texas. Several members of the PC-BSD team will be at the booth and will be giving out cool swag, PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs, and accepting donations for the FreeBSD Foundation. Registration for this event is $30 (Read more [...]
The next 10.0.2-PRERELEASE ISO is now available for testing and can be downloaded from http://download.pcbsd.org/iso/10.0-RELEASE/testing/amd64/. If you have a spare system or virtual machine, consider testing this image. If you find any bugs, report them at https://trac.pcbsd.org so we can take a look at fixing them before 10.0.2 is released [...]
Less links than last week, but still lots. Alliteration! “Google’s autonomous cars, meanwhile, have never even seen snow.” Or ice, or deer? Uh oh. Bits Sysadmins Should Know. (via) Why Atom Can’t Replace Vim. The title is misleading; it’s Emacs vs. Vim. (via) How vi came about – Bill Joy in 1984. Co [...]