BSD Now 302 leads with a report on my favorite BSD and the recent VM improvements via an article I didn’t link to, plus other systems.
ISO and IMG files of DragonFly 5.6rc1 should start showing up at mirrors over the next few hours. This is the release candidate, not the release, so don’t install unless you want to test.
This will turn into a real 5.6 release probably by weekend if no problems are found. See the tag commit message for a list of the commits since 5.4.
There’s a BSD User Group meeting in Düsseldorf, tomorrow. Go, if you are near. Speaking/reading German probably helps.
‘daftaupe‘ has updated the installation page for DragonFly to note what different steps you use when doing a manual install over encrypted HAMMER2.
ChiBUG is meeting tomorrow at Giordano’s. RSVP to the mailing list and go, if you are near.
This week’s inadvertent theme: decoration.
- Dwarf Fortress Diary: The Basement Of Curiosity Episode Thirteen – Welcome to the Bird Hole.
- PuTTY Excel List Suggestions.
- The Adafruit PyGamer, a New Maker-Friendly Handheld Console. (via)
- The Net Libram of Random Magical Effects. (PDF, via)
- The Satellite Map. (also via)
- An interesting report on newly used domain names and their usage in spam.
- Writing Content vs. Writing Writing.
- Onlines stores turning back into brick-and-mortar.
- Handy Keymaps in Vim. (via)
- At least one Vim trick you might not know. (via)
- I haven’t customized my Vim setup and I’m not sure I should try to (yet).
- Some things about where icons for modern X applications come from.
- 1975 vintage PC ad: Sphere 1. (via)
- The Tar Pipe. Breaking down a near-unconscious process. (via)
- Markov chain keyboard changes as you type. (via)
- hello android. Think about how relatively calm the boot experience is for any BSD.
- A Tiling Desktop Environment. (via)
- Favorite PuTTY color scheme?
- Hi, welcome to my TED talk. jwz and others talking about Netscape.
I was a bit low on BSD links last week; not so this week.
- NetBSD 8.1 is out.
- The January-March 2019 FreeBSD status report is out.
- OpenBSD’s pledge but on Linux. (via)
- FreeBSD 11.3b3 available.
- FixedMisc [MirOS] 20190604 released!
- [ports] MariaDB upgrade.
- XSAVE and compat32 kernel work for LLDB.
- Validation and improvements of debugging interfaces.
- RSS feed for OpenBSD stable packages repository (made with XSLT).
- Homemade unofficial packages for OpenBSD-stable.
- fnaify adds initial support for XNA games.
- Valuable News – 2019/06/03.
- ARM’d and dangerous pt. 2: FreeBSD on the Pinebook (aarch64).
- g2k19 Hackathon Report: back to dee trace.
- g2k19 Hackathon Report: Andrew Fresh on
portgen(1), coffee, and more. What a nice thing to set up at a convention!
- Smartisan becomes Iridium Donor for 2019.
- Recent Security Innovations.
acme-client(1)moves to Let’s Encrypt v02 API.
I am a bit late posting the newest BSD Now episode, which leads with interesting news: accelerated video through bhyve.
Thanks to a suggestion from Lassi Kortela, man.dragonflybsd.org now exists and takes you directly to the online man page interface, similar to man.(free/net/open)bsd.org.
A question on starting up a virtual kernel on DragonFly and sticking it in the background led to some suggestions – follow the thread.
The next release of DragonFly should be smaller; Sascha Wildner and Rimvydas Jasinskas have removed or substituted enough packages on the installer image to drop the package disk usage 50%.
I am posting this so it can help someone else, someday.
I have a DragonFly-5.4 system. I installed mysql56-server, and started it up. By default, it listens on “*”, which meant it listens on a local socket and IPv6 ::1 – not 127.0.0.1.
2019-06-04 13:35:03 15833 [Note] IPv6 is available.
2019-06-04 13:35:03 15833 [Warning] Failed to reset IPV6_V6ONLY flag (error: 45). The server will listen to IPv6 addresses only.
I put bind_address=127.0.0.1 into my.cnf to get IPv4 loopback to work. Local socket connections still worked either way. I’m not using IPv6 on this machine, so this solution works in this situation. I’m not sure my mysql decides to go only IPv6 based on a strange flag, but mysql is reliably unreliable.
NYCBUG is meeting at Suspenders, tomorrow. The announcement has details. Go, if you are near.
Rimvydas Jasinskas has done the tedious but useful work to update a number of utilities in DragonFly to newer vendor versions: LibreSSL 2.9.1, libarchive 3.3.3, xz 5.2.4, ldns 1.7.0, and OpenSSH 8.0p1.
I’ve got some unique links this week.
- “We’ve run the simulation a million million times… and every time, the Dark Lord wins.” Mageframe, a story told by AI (apparently not just another Markov Chain) with your seeded information. Explanation here; I suggest this is art you should participate in.
- Return to Nib’s Knoll. Another early-Internet sense of place, buried away.
- href.cool. Old-style web directory. (via)
- What I’m Thinking About 1995. Makes sense if you listen to the author’s podcast.
- As A Service. “Half a century ago it was called timesharing.”
- Twisty Little Passages, a sorta-RPG, sorta-roguelike … book?
- Fast FVP, the task sorting method.
- 110 days of Early Multics Emacs History. (via)
- Cthulhu Dark, “A Rules-light system For lovecraftian Horror”. I like how compact it is; a 3-page PDF. (via)
- Related: the original Call of Cthulhu rules. I’ve never had to type out Cthulhu before.
- 30-plus years of HyperCard, the missing link to the Web. (via)
- The Software Arts, an “alternative history of software that places the arts at the very center of software’s evolution.” (via)
- The 25¢ Apple II Real Time Clock. The author shows up in the comments of the source link, 38 years later.
- Espruino ISS Notifier. Yep, it’s a Space Station Detector.
I have an inexplicably short BSD section this week. Post-BSDCan fatigue? I don’t know, but I have lots on the docket for tomorrow, I promise.
- ZFS on APU2; follow the thread for details.
- What are the differences between OpenBSD and Linux? (via)
- Something that Linux distributions should not do when packaging things. Linked because I’ve seen people pick Linux over a BSD because they assume (wrongly!) that a large commercial Linux distribution would have up to date packages.
- For the umpteenth time, help a “*BSD newbie” pick the right operating system.
- vmctl(8): command line syntax changed.
- fnaify 1.3 released – more games are “fnaify & run” now.
- Related: GOG.com Summer Sale – OpenBSD Highlights.