Curious about where to place rc scripts from pkgsrc? Joerg Sonneberger says where to stick them.
There’s a new mailing list – firstname.lastname@example.org – specifically for people using pkgsrc packages. email@example.com is now for packagers. To subscribe, send ‘subscribe pkgsrc-users’ to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pkgsrc questions should generally go to this new list, though DragonFly-specific questions should be asked on email@example.com first. (Unless, of course, the package doesn’t build yet on DragonFly.)
Interestingly, the number of actual broken pkgsrc packages is down to only 10% of the entire collection. Much credit is due to Joerg Sonnenberger, Jeremy C. Reed, and others, for knocking this quantity down.
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has a patch that provides a new binary kgdb along with other features, and he needs testers before it gets committed.
Greg Lehey’s big book, “The Complete FreeBSD”, is now available as a PDF and as a set of source files under a Creative Commons license, meaning anyone can download, update, and submit back changes. This was the first book ever on FreeBSD, and it’s a big ‘un.
Chuck Tuffli is working on an implementation of MSI for DragonFly. MSI is a way for device drivers to talk, similar to but better than the old IRQ method. As Chuck kindly explained it to me, MSI and MSI-X are necessary for PCI-Express support.
This worked great when I was looking for a laptop, so I’ll solicit opinions again:
If I wanted to move shiningsilence.com to someplace that wasn’t the end of my cable modem, where could I look? A perfect solution would be someplace where I could put a small rackmounted server in, and run DragonFly.
Matthew Dillon recently committed code to fix a timing issue that could cause filesystem corruption. This may have (on DragonFly) fixed the ‘dirbad’ bug that has been seen on both DragonFly and FreeBSD.
The 5th System Administration and Network Engineering Conference is being held in the Netherlands, May 15-19, 2006. Register before April 7th for a discount.
Postings will be slow here for the next week or so, as my net connection will be intermittent.
OnLAMP.com has an article up about bandwidth shaping using various tools; it should work on DragonFly…
Since DragonFly has been diverging from the FreeBSD 4 model, and because NVIDIA no longer produces a FreeBSD 4 X11 driver, there is no 3D acceleration for NVIDIA chipset video cards under DragonFly. It’s frustrating, though there are efforts to deal with this.
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has added OpenSSH 4.3p2 to DragonFly.