Your midweek short read: A “Putting DragonFly on a desktop machine” story that would incidentally work as an informal installation guide.
If you have any local-only branches in your DragonFly git repo, you will need to apply this quick fix.
BSDNow has reached the magic 200 episode mark, and this week they cover a nice wide range of topics – including Illumos!
Should you need have Ubiquiti devices, and you need to get the Unifi management program running on your DragonFly server, this script will work for you. Some of the filepaths are different, but it’s otherwise complete.
No interview in this week’s BSDNow, but there’s a good run through recent BSD news, including some talk about a “Aeronix” machine project, which led me to some other interesting links.
Matthew Dillon noted some OpenVPN problems, requiring him to disable compression. I don’t think this is a DragonFly problem, or even necessarily a BSD problem, but it’s worth mentioning in case you run it.
Andrew MacIntyre manually installed DragonFly onto a UEFI system, and conveniently he posted his notes. It includes a GRUB menu entry, which will come in handy for someone
This week’s BSDNow covers different topics, with a specific link about a centrally managed Bhyve – a new feature to me. No interview this week, but don’t let that stop you from the full range of discussion.
It’s always nice to see this out of nowhere: How to Install DragonFly BSD 4.6 + Xfce Desktop + Apps on VMware.
An article about a semctl(2) bug on DragonFly, “Make DragonFlyBSD great again!“, has popped up a few times, in comments here, some online forums, and in IRC. I’m linking to it so that I can also say: read all the way to the end and notice the date. The bug was fixed more than 6 months ago. This is not a current security problem, but a (enjoyable) description of how someone in Poland documented it.
Nobody reads anything but headlines, geez.
The last time SSH was updated in DragonFly, a DragonFly-specific customization, “PasswordAuthentication No”, was reverted to the default. This meant password logins through SSH worked on DragonFly – which is normal for perhaps every other UNIX-ish operating system, but DragonFly has traditionally defaulted to requiring a key out-of-the-box.