pkg_dry usage and updates

Antonio Huete Jimenez wrote up his experiences using pkg_dry on DragonFly, which were mostly successful.

He followed up with a script that takes care of the initial setup for pkg_dry, and noted that following pkg_dry in CVS is the best idea at this point, as it’s going through rapid development.

It should be possible to point pkg_dry at or one of the mirrors, and perform binary-only remote installs and upgrades of pkgsrc packages.

New OSBR and a tip on kqemu

Dru Lavigne has linked to the latest issue of the Open Source Business Resource, with a focus on open source in government.  The next issue will be “women in open source” (appropriate given recent hullabaloo) – they’re looking for submissions.

Also, Dru made a good point in a separate post, that is connected with the recent kqemu work for DragonFly: if every BSD had a working kqemu kernel module, it would make life easier for people taking the BSDA exam.