Git mirror for pkgsrc being rebuild →
Our mirror of the never-quite-official git repository for pkgsrc is being rebuilt, so it will be temporarily inaccessible. Matthew Dillon is working on building a new one directly from pkgsrc…
BSDTalk 198: MeetBSD Cali 2010 →
BSDTalk 198 has 12 minutes of conversation with Matt Olander and James T. Nixon, about MeetBSD. (which is November 5th and 6th.)
BSD Show! – Olander, Schwartz →
The BSD Show! has a 15 minute talk with Matt Olander about MeetBSD, and a 14-minute B-Side with Randal Schwartz, who writes books and does podcasts. (there, even more to listen to now.)
x86_64 bootable help, revisited →
It looks like my prior article was incorrect: it was a different issue than MADT causing problems with booting x86_64. Scrambled memory report appears to be at the heart of the issue; in any case,…
Flash 9 on DragonFly →
Chris Turner wrote up his experience of getting Flash 9 to work on DragonFly. The usual disclaimers apply.
OpenSSL notes →
Peter Avalos wrote a note that better summarized my earlier post, and mentioned a problem/workaround with ssh and non-md5 MACs.
x86_64 bootable help, sorta →
John Marino found that when he couldn’t boot a x86_64 development image in Virtualbox, setting the sysctl hw.madt_probe_test=1 seemed to make a difference long enough to boot, though it still…
Welcome back, you two →
Two committers who went dormant some time ago: Nuno Antunes and Robert Garrett. Two committers who recently became active again? Nuno Antunes and Robert Garrett. Welcome, back, guys. Developers…
Don’t upgrade, do recompile →
A bump in shared library version for libssl/libcrypto means that any programs dependent on it will require a rebuild – including any pkgsrc programs. This only affects you if you are running 2.7,…
Revised pkgsrc guide →
I’ve drastically revamped the pkgsrc howto on the dragonflybsd.org website. It’s also linked in that site’s menu, too. Comments please!
Lazy Reading: subversion, packaging, beams →
A small crop for Lazy Reading this week – oh well. Bad things about SVN. I’ve always thought git is more interesting, but subversion is easier. Oh well. The article is also fun for the…
Binary package upgrade issue →
I’ve noticed that if you have older pkgsrc packages installed, and install binary packages for pkgsrc-2010Q2, those packages will refuse to install if pkg_install is an older version than what they…
Squid issues →
Jan Lentfer updated his version of squid, and had issues; this is a note for anyone else running squid to maybe wait before upgrading. Note that this applies to the development version of squid,…
Crater disk craters →
A hard disk in crater.dragonflybsd.org, where the repo for DragonFly source is located, died last night. The disk has been replaced, and the files should all be back in place later today….
Project lists galore →
If you were looking for something to do, Samuel J. Greear has invested some time in cleaning up the various project idea pages out there, and has links to prove it.
The return of Fred →
Did you know Fred is the name for the DragonFly mascot? Well, you do now. He’s also back in the bootloader, thanks to Joe Talbott.
pkgsrc database, compiler changes →
I mentioned previously that Postgres 9 is already in pkgsrc, but the flip side of that is both Postgres 8.2, and MySQL 4 are being removed. If you still have these installed, be ready to migrate…
2.8 release in a few weeks →
It looks like 2.8 will be showing up in a few weeks – mid-October. If things go well, we’ll have prebuilt pkgsrc-2010Q3 binaries to go with it.
Idlezero, explained →
Venkatesh Srinivas (whee!) has written up a lengthy post about his idlezero work. It provides a nice peek into recent work, and how parts of DragonFly work. I’d normally save it for a Lazy…
Freeze for pkgsrc-2010Q3 starting soon →
Starting September 23rd, pkgsrc will freeze (i.e. bugfixes only) in preparation for the 2010Q3 release, which is planned for one week later, instead of the usual 2 weeks. This release will include…