Getting a quick start

For those of you with new installations of DragonFly, David Rhodus noted that the package builds on are up-to-date, and these commands may come in handy:

pkg_add -r XFree86
pkg_add -r
pkg_add -r

Installer and partition problem

Quoted from the download page:

IMPORTANT ERRATA ADDENDUM: Using the installer on a multi-slice disk will improperly resize the target slice when it is not the last slice, to be the same size as the last slice, leading to a corrupt disk! We will have an update to fix this problem in the next 24 hours!

A serving trick

If you’re using a DragonFly or a FreeBSD computer to mirror the release data, don’t forget to turn on net.inet.tcp.inflight_enable=1, as that will improve performance.

Sooo very close

The Installer has been made part of the base system. Congratulations are due to the Installer Team (Chris Pressey, Devon O’Dell, Eirik Nygaard, Hiten Pandya & Scott Ullrich), who managed in a few months to crank out a program better than any other non-commercial BSD installer. And there’s more to come!

Soooo close

Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has a patch for OpenSSH 3.8.1p1; we’re close enough to release 1.0 that this is being delayed until after it happens because it’s not a security upgrade.