The headline is a little misleading; umtpx has been in DragonFly forever, but now utmp is really retired and programs adjusted to match. The change is not that user-affecting and utmp data is still accessible; this is part of the ABI change alluded to over the past week.
Are you near Chicago? ChiBUG meets tonight. Go, if you are near.
If you are on DragonFly-current, the ABI changes of the past few days are complete and new dports packages are built, so now is a good time to do a complete build and install of world and kernel, and then a pkg update.
5.6 users can keep on keeping on; no breakage there.
Way eclectic this week. Enjoy! I will be working, as I haven’t had a day off in 3 weeks – but don’t be too sorry for me, I chose this. The magic of pre-scheduling posts fixes it.
- A new version of Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music – you will find something new and interesting, guaranteed. (via)
- Every Noise At Once, related.
- Social Reunion Tour. I always liked Tumblr.
- Innovation vs. Preservation.
- New Adventures in DNSSEC and DANE. (via)
- Bluetooth d20.
- Turning off DOT in FireFox.
- Phoneswarm, archived. (via)
- Today in “IP Over Avian Carriers” news: So that’s where 44100hz came from.
- Project-wide search in Vim. (scroll down)
- The Zarfian Cruelty Scale, Revisited.
- Old School Bloggers. I could be one of them.
- In praise of xlogo. (via)
- Click, whir, ping: the lost sounds of loading video games. (via)
- Anime Floppies. (via)
Your unrelated music post: The Best Electronic Music on Bandcamp: August 2019.
Still a backlog, no matter how much I link.
- HAMBSD. (via)
- vBSDCon 2019 trip report from iXSystems.
- Sponsorships open for SNMP Mastery. A summary post, too.
- Agenda for the next SEMIBUG meeting on the 17th.
- Using FreeBSD with Ports (2/2): Tool-assisted updating.
- Cool, but obscure X11 tools. More suggestions in the source link.
- soso: A Simple Unix-like Operating System. For comparison. (via)
- More on FreeBSD Refcount Overflows. (via)
- Rumpkernel assisted fuzzing of the NetBSD file system kernel code in userland. (via)
- Why (and how) we use OpenBSD at VidiGuard. (via)
- TrueNAS 11.2 and FreeNAS 11.2-U5 now available.
- scripts for monitoring vulns in FreeBSD jails.
- Valuable News – 2019/09/09.
- OpenBSD on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th Gen).
- [ports] rss2email update, save config before updating.
- DoH disabled by default in Firefox. You should do this everywhere.
Mentioning it here because it’s timely: the Vintage Computer Festival Midwest is happening this weekend, and if I wait until the normal day I would post this – Sunday in Lazy Reading – it will be too late. Go if you are anywhere near. (Credit goes to joshua stein on the ChiBUG mailing list – don’t forget their meeting next Tuesday.)
There’s commits being made in DragonFly that will break binary compatibility. If you are running DragonFly-master, that means you will need to do a full buildworld/buildkernel when updating, and you will either have to rebuild packages or wait some days until a new set are built.
If you are running the 5.6 release, you are unaffected.
This week is a nice mix between useful and entertaining.
- Oregon Trail, the cabinet game. (via)
- Cover story: The curious case of a shared database. (via)
- The Art of Warez. (via)
- The humane way to take control of your phone. (via)
- A terminal user interface for Mastodon. (via)
- Write Fuzzable Code.
- At least one Vim trick you might not know.
- Reliable after 50 years: The Apollo Guidance Computer’s switching power supplies.
- GPG2 cheatsheet.
- Workarounds for semantic problems and More workarounds for semantic problems.
- Found in previous link: this is working Perl and PostScript at the same time.
- A List of My Twenty Favorite Works of Interactive Fiction.
- One byte used to cost a dollar.
- The “Tonya Harding Solution” to computer benchmarks.
- The History of Tetris Randomizers. (via)
I have an RSS backlog now.
- ChiBUG meets this Tuesday.
- FreeBSD core team appoints a WG to explore transitioning from Subversion to Git. Part of the recent status report. (via)
- Related: Game of Trees.
- OpenBSD on fan-less Tuxedo InfinityBook 14″ v2. (via)
- How to configure a network dump in FreeBSD?
- 6.6-beta has been tagged.
- Package updates for -stable branch now available for amd64, i386 soon, and arm64.
- Valuable News – 2019/09/02.
- The fate of MirOS Linux, and a birthday post.
snmp(1)added to -current.
- Project Trident 12-U5 now available.
- BitreichCON 2019 talks available.
- The Dark Mod, imported. (via)
- LLVM santizers and GDB regression test suite.
- “Sudo Mastery, 2nd Edition” now out! mwl has a non-BSD fiction release too.
- Related: he has shirts now too. Read the backs.
This week’s BSD Now is up, discussing a bunch of informational topics – including what’s happening with dsynth, how virtual memory works, streaming on NetBSD, and other links.
vBSDCon 2019 starts tonight and runs for 2 days – go if you are near.