Gergo Szakal managed to get a DragonFly system running as a filtering bridge using PF; his writeup on how he did it can be found on the wiki.
Much thanks is due Jason Watson, who donated a new server to Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert. This new, more powerful server is bugs.dragonflybsd.org, builds the snapshot ISOs, and is one of the mirrors for DragonFly releases.
Simon added “if you have spare/old hardware which you will throw away anyways, don’t hesitate to ask if somebody can use it for dragonfly.”
Daniel Hartmeier recently posted several chapters from a now-canceled book that describe using and managing PF, on undeadly.org. These should also generally apply to DragonFly’s version of PF.
Hubert Feyrer posted a link to his summation of the Google Summer of Code projects for NetBSD.Â Â Included is a description of DragonFly (and pkgsrc) developer Joerg Sonnenberger’s pkg_install work.
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has imported a newer version of OpenSSH.Â Along with this, he pointed out that the current method of importing 3rd-party code into DragonFly could be made much simpler by using CVS vendor tags.
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has imported – but not yet hooked into the system – gcc 4.1.1.
If you are running DragonFly as the only operating system on your computer, there’s not much point to having a boot menu installed.Â If you want to speed up booting, my first guess at how to get rid of it works, plus Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert describes how to back it up.
Massimiliano Stucchi announced that registration for EuroBSDCon 2006 is now open.
Jeremy C. Reed is looking for someone from a user perspective who has been using pkgsrcÂ and had experience with the old dfports system.Â This is apparently for an article.
Joerg Sonnenberger’s getting rid of the compiled-on-DragonFly-1.4 pkgsrc binaries; building from source should still work, but an upgrade to 1.6 is probably a good idea anyway.
Some changes Matthew Dillon made lately will cause some harmless warnings at shutdown.
Some packages are going to be removed from pkgsrc in the next release.Â Maybe XFree86 too.
Unless it’s with a very old Linux binary, you no longer need to use brandelf(1) to run Linix binaries; you just need pkgsrc: emulators/suse100_base and a symlink.
Peter Avalos has switched DragonFly to use bsdtar, though CNU tar will still be available through the next release, and always available from pkgsrc.
Joerg Sonnenberger has uploaded the full set of pkgsrc binary packages for pkgsrc-2006Q3 to his site.Â (See the earlier message for the link.)Â Please test, especially if you are a KDE or GNOME user.
Pulled from many other conversations: a number of tips on how to burn CDs with cdrdao, save your shell command history, and estimate how much contention is caused by locking on a multiprocessor system.
Victor Balada Diaz has imported BIND 9.3.2-P1.
A question about saving dumps from a crash led to some explanations of the process.
Matthew Dillon has committed a number of improvements to nullfs put together by him and Joerg Sonnenberger. The biggest changes are that nullfs can now be mounted recursively, and does not have to have a distinct mounting path; e.g. mount ‘anywhere’.
The 2006Q3 pkgsrc release is coming up, and Joerg Sonnenberger has built a good number of the binary packages for DragonFly using that release.Â Please test and report issues.