My dports upgrade experience

Since there’s a newer set of dports binary packages uploaded, I thought I’d spend my weekend upgrading, to catch up.

‘pkg upgrade’

And that was it.  Well, not really.  I had to dump and restore my Postgres databases, cause of the switch from 9.0 to 9.2 as default.  I had to build php5 from source to get the Apache module.  Those two things together took longer than the entire download and upgrade of the rest of my system – some ~200 packages?

Lazy Reading for 2013/07/28

So many links came up recently that I had already finished this week’s entry when last week’s Lazy Reading was posted.

Your unrelated link of the week: Release the Kraken!

About dports, packages, and servers

In part of a long thread about dports packages on the users@ list, Matthew Dillon notes that a new set of packages for i386 and x86_64, for 3.4 and for “3.6” (meaning bleeding-edge DragonFly, even though that’s numbered 3.5) is mostly uploaded.  He also notes that a Haswell-processor-based blade server for DragonFly is in the works, so much of the infrastructure is going to move from his house to a datacenter, with the benefits that provides.  It’ll also help automate binary package building.

In Other BSDs summary

Here’s what jumped out at me from reading source change mailing lists:

I’m going to have to set a specific day of the week aside for these.

DragonFly and Summer of Code, week 5

I’m late for this, even though the students weren’t.  Mea culpa!  There’s been a lot of discussion on IRC, in EFNet #dragonflybsd, between the students and various DragonFly developers.

Lazy Reading for 2013/07/21

Last week was relatively light, but somehow this week I read a zillion interesting things.  It’s been too dang hot to do much else, other than flop in a chair and point a fan at my head.

Your unrelated link of the week: Bones Don’t Lie.  An anthropologist who blogs about various discoveries of human remains.  I really enjoy blogs where someone is talking about a subject they care about – not to sell a product, not to be paid (directly), but just because they like the topic and they want to share it with others.  Of course I would think that, wouldn’t I?

Lazy Reading for 2013/07/14

Busy, busy week.

Your unrelated link(s) of the week: Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan fight scenes.