If you are upgrading an older 5.8.x system to DragonFly 6, and get a lua error when updating pkg: manually copy over a config file, and you’ll be set.
This week’s BSD Now leads with that article about how the GPL isn’t fit for purpose; read it if you have not yet.
The ChiBUG May 11th Meeting is today, and it’s virtual – so you can go and should.
Nostalgia mini-theme this week, or maybe “classical”?
- The Eldritch Roots of Dungeons & Dragons. Talking about Appendix N. (via)
- tmp.out vol. 1. Not a common sort of site nowadays. (via)
- BASIC 10-liners for Atari. Also no longer common. (also via)
- Haiku activity report – March and April 2021.
- PalmOS on x86: API porting. (via)
- Turning an iPad Pro into the Ultimate Classic Macintosh. (via)
- Cryptocurrency is an abject disaster. A good example of cost externalization.
- The fate of Imgur.
- The question of how to do non-annoying multi-factor authentication for SSH. Not the answer, just the question.
- Spacewar 1 and the Beginnings of Video Game Aesthetics.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1987: Plundered Hearts.
- My Palm LiveDrive! and Palm LifeDrive in a Windows 2000 QEMU VM.
Lots to read, yet I still have unposted tabs!
- Refurb weekend: Hewlett-Packard 9000/350. HPUX which was BSD, I think?
- ChiBUG is meeting May 11th, on Zoom. There’ll be a presentation on iked(8). Go, especially if you’ve ever done IPSEC anything. I’ll post a reminder.
- HardenedBSD April 2021 Status Report.
- My Infrastructure as of 2020. (OpenBSD)
- KDE Plasma Wayland on FreeBSD and Wayland on FreeBSD with AMDGPU.
- OpenBSD: getting started.
- NetBSD VM on bhyve (on TrueNAS).
- On Updating QEMU’s bsd-user fork.
- Valuable News – 2021/04/26 and 2021/05/03.
- FreeBSD router take 2 (pt. 2): Excursion – FreeBSD and security.
- Ghost in the Shell – Part 5. The series returns!
There’s only been one issue found in the release candidate so far. It’s fixed, so I’ll tag and build 6.0 within the next few days.
This week’s BSD Now has a great title, and you can guess what the first linked article will be. The other items in this week are analytic and also entertaining in their own way.
Brian Callahan presents for NYCBUG on compiler support in the BSDs, tonight. Send an email for a Zoom invite.
Fun reads, none too heavy.
- Colin’s Bear Animation, Revisited.
- Switched-On… hits and misses. Also a meme, in vinyl.
- The Endless Acid Banger. Makes me think of StarCon 2. (via)
- Calendso, self-hosted Calendly alternative. (via)
- Text Adventures: Past, Semiconditionally Modified Past, and Present. (via)
- The Web Design Museum. (via)
- Old Book Illustrations. Exactly what it is titled. (via)
- An Oral History of Street Fighter II. (via)
- reHackable/awesome-reMarkable. (via)
- The First PC to Die, Ever. Player Character, 50 years ago. (via)
- Roguelike Celebration 2021 will be virtual.
- Yayagram. (via)
There’s some opinions mixed in this week!
- NetBSD VM on bhyve (on TrueNAS). (via)
- FreeBSD 13 on a 12 year old laptop. (via)
- OPNsense switches back to vanilla FreeBSD. (via)
- Gemini Capsule in a FreeBSD Jail. (via)
- Lexical File Names in Plan 9 or Getting Dot Dot Right. (PDF, via)
- FVWM 3 and Quest for Comfortable NetBSD Desktop. (via)
- It’s time to say goodbye to the GPL. (via)
- Hunt the Wumpus on the AskHistorians Podcast. Pre-BSD.
- FreeBSD meetings on the Desktop.
- OpenBSD 6.9 is out, with this perk.
- From Linux to BSD. (video, via)
- FreeBSD 13.0 on Raspberry Pi 400 – Quick Look. (video, via)
- Interview with Michael Lucas FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Unix, IT and other books author. (via)
- FreeBSD Best Practices virtual panel discussion, 2 sessions. Related to WireGuard, I think.
BSD Now has made it to the 400-episode milestone, and this one is a normal mix – the FreeBSD 13 release, multifactor on OpenBSD, etc.
With good timing, 6.x packages are now available for those of you who need them.
Maybe hardware hacks is the sub-theme this week.
- Bluetooth, based on this guy.
- Walkie-talkies that work over IP but without a network.
- Yay! Web Curios is back!
- Percy Ludgate talk, upcoming.
- WiFiStation: A WiFi interface for the Cidco MailStation. Reliably bonkers.
- Palm PDA nostalgia on its way!
- What I learned of the VOIP hacker scene by setting up a SIP Honeypot. Ongoing for years. (via)
- Step Inside the Miniature Worlds of Tatsuya Tanaka. (via)
- Squeezebox Keyboard. Also bonkers. (via)
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1986: Uncle Roger.
- geminiquickst.art. (via)
- Trying out learning more Vim on demand.
- The best version of the Unix Magic poster. (via)
BUG meetings seem to be happening again, which is nice.
- FreeBSD iostat: Understanding the Storage Subsystem and Disk I/O. (via)
- Port of the week: musickube. Looks … usable?!
- Deleting old FreeBSD boot environments.
- No Complexity Allowed, on hello. (via)
- FreeBSD/arm64 becoming Tier 1 in FreeBSD 13.
- Polyglot *BSD, next NYCBSD meeting, 2021/05/05. I’ll post a reminder day-of.
- ChiBUG May 11th Meeting – Virtual. This too.
- Initial Support for the riscv64 Architecture.
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 23 – Herbe Notifications and Part 24 – Universal File Opener.
- OPNsense 21.1.5 released.
- Valuable News – 2021/04/19.
- Port of the week: pup.
- FreeBSD router take 2 (pt. 1): OPNsense ZFS-based installation.
Since DragonFly 6.x is a major number change, there’s no prebuilt packages that match that release number. As of this writing, the mirror master site shows 5.10 packages, which would work… if that was the next release. That’s where the number change trips it up. There should be new 6.x packages in the next few days. (Thanks to Jan Peter Vogt for the reminder)
This week’s BSD Now is more technical than usual, talking about a bunch of setup options. The title lead is an article about sandbox environments in different BSDs, though unfortunately vkernels are not covered.
The image should be at your nearest mirrors now.