DragonFly 4.4.3 released

The DragonFly 4.4.3 point release is out.  There’s a commit page listing the changes between 4.4.2 and 4.4.3.  Nobody will be surprised that there’s an OpenSSL update in there.

If you want a complete image, it’s available for download at your nearest mirror.  If you want to upgrade an existing install:

cd /usr; make src-update 
    (or  src-create-shallow if you don't already have source)
make buildworld && make buildkernel
make installkernel && make installworld
make upgrade
reboot

 

7 Replies to “DragonFly 4.4.3 released”

  1. Yes, and of course Dragonfly BSD 4.4.3 without any chuminstall, we have pkg install with many many features and ease of use. Not a polished buggy release.

  2. I had a look at the docs, but it is not clear to me wether ‘make buildworld’ builds eg. firefox or i3, or what ‘buildworld’ actually builds. Can one clarify this ? How long does a ‘buildworld’ take on a midrange computer these days ?

    Regards
    Martin

  3. ‘buildworld’ builds all the utilities, libraries, etc. that are part of the base system. Everything that isn’t the kernel itself.

    I can’t easily answer how long it will take – more than a few minutes, less than an hour, I would think.

  4. > How long does a ‘buildworld’ take on a midrange computer these days ?

    Just for the record, it took me around *eight* hours on a dual-core AMD laptop with 4GB of RAM, using both cores and 1GB RAM under a VirtualBox VM…

    ;)

  5. >Just for the record, it took me around *eight* hours on a dual-core AMD laptop with 4GB of RAM, using
    > both cores and 1GB RAM under a VirtualBox VM…

    Thanks for the answer. So I guess it’ll take about 5-6 hours if it would run on the bare metal.
    That’s way to long for a daily-use machine, even if there is no downtime. Why isn’t there a update
    via binary packages possible, like eg. OpenBSD or FreeBSD ? Is there a reason for that ?

    Regards

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