Rolling everything back →
If you have a Hammer filesystem, and you want to roll the entire thing back to a previous snapshot – all files, everywhere – it can be accomplished with one command.
BSD Events link added →
Have I managed to forget all this time to add Dru Lavigne’s excellent BSD Events Twitter feed to my link list on the Digest? Yes, I did – fixed.
Note on NAT →
Did you know… ipfw/natd appears to be broken in DragonFly 2.6? Using pf is a better choice, at least, but I found it out the hard way.
AsiaBSDCon videos up →
Videos of the presentations at AsiaBSDCon 2010 are up; FreeBSD – The Unknown Giant has a number of them. Constantine A. Murenin’s Quiet Computing presentation is interesting, especially…
Some pkgsrc reports →
I’ve put a few of the reports from pkgsrc builds on DragonFly out. They’re all using pkgsrc-2010Q1, on i386/DragonFly 2.6, i386/DragonFly 2.7, and x86_64/DragonFly 2.7. The links in the…
Back in action →
Sorry – temporary power outage from high winds killed shiningsilence.com for about a day. Back now!
2.6.3 announcement up →
The ISO images have been filtering out to the mirrors for a while already, but the 2.6.3 release is officially announced on the DragonFly website and release page.
BSDday Argentina paper details →
Sdävtaker has posted about the pre-call for papers, for BSDday Argentina. Check his post for topic and submission details.
pkgsrc-2010Q1 available in binary form →
Binary packages built for DragonFly 2.6 and 2.7 from the most recent pkgsrc quarterly release, 2010Q1, are now available. The utility pkg_radd will access them, or you can download directly.
There goes BIND →
As previously foreshadowed, BIND has been removed from the DragonFly base system. Instead, it’s installed from pkgsrc. Note that this includes tools like nslookup or host. Instructions after…
3 things for pkgsrc →
From my email to users@: I almost have pkgsrc-2010Q1 builds done for every architecture, so I’ll point the default load location for pkg_radd to them within the next 24 hours. Are you still…
2.6.3 out and about →
DragonFly 2.6.3 is tagged and available, as previously planned. You can update to it normally, or go to a 2.6.3 ISO; available at various mirrors.
BSDTalk 189: TheorArm and Robin Watts →
The latest BSDTalk brings you TheorArm and Robin Watts, with discussion of the ARM architecture; my favorite processor type that I’ve never used. TheorArm was recently relicensed from GPL to BSD…
Apache options change in pkgsrc →
If you use Apache, as many people do, some of the default building choices have changed in pkgsrc. Read Matthias Scheler’s post for details.
May OSBR: Communications Enabled Applications →
The May issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, and the theme is “Communications Enabled Applications”. Sounds obscure, but it’s about deriving a business advantage from networks. In…
New BSD Magazine with DragonFly in it →
The May 2010 issue of BSD Magazine is out, with, among other articles, a writeup by yours truly about using HAMMER to access historical data.
Another book to read →
I didn’t know about this, but Michael W. Lucas has a new book on the way: Network Flow Analysis. It should be good; his other (BSD-themed, generally) books are surprisingly accessible…
Keeping a mirror-stream going →
A note, in part for my own benefit: the @reboot crontab entry is all you need to get a HAMMER mirror-stream going again after a reboot/shutdown.
0.0.1 more soon →
Because of a number of problems, snapshot building hasn’t worked for some days. To fix this, some updates need to happen within DragonFly. This will mean a minor version bump to 2.6.3 in the next…
Another Summer of Code project →
From a commenter on a previous post: Gentoo has a Google Summer of Code project porting portage to DragonFly, by student Naohiro Aota. I had no idea this was happening – this is interesting!