End of year events are starting to get scheduled; watch for one near you.
I sorta like seeing these things ricochet back and forth.
This Turkey Day (for U.S. readers) episode of BSD Now talks about the perennial idea of BSD admin certification, along with the usual roundup of recent news.
Francois Tigeot has made a number of updates to the ttm and radeon code, bringing it line with the Linux 4.9 kernel version. If you have a radeon(4)-using video card, you may find this useful.
Also, evergreeen and radeonsi chipset users have acceleration disabled. You may not notice depending on your workload.
There’s been a fresh binary build of dports – and then some more updates to cover a variety of security issues in some of those ports. Now is a good time for a ‘pkg upgrade’.
Small computers is the accidental theme this week.
Read that last link, if only to make your convention-going safer in the future.
- Maintaining port modifications in FreeBSD. (via)
- The fading out of multi-‘architecture’ Unix environments.
- Followup: In the old days, we didn’t use multiple Unixes by choice (mostly).
- Valuable News – 2019/11/18.
- OpenBSD on SPARC64 (6.0 to 6.5).
- And the followup Running OpenBSD on SPARC64 (HTTPd, packages, patching, X11, …)
- GEOM NOP.
- p2k19 reports: Martin Pieuchot: The Unknown Plan,
Landry Breuil on unveil(2)-ing Mozilla, sqlite3 testing, Jeremy Evans on PostgreSQL and Ruby, krw@ adventures.
- Creating new users dedicated to processes. Could work on any BSD except for doas.
- Board of Directors and Officers elected. For NetBSD.
- Support for Realtek RTL8125 2.5Gb Ethernet controller. For OpenBSD. 2.5Gb seems so arbitrary. (via)
- Why is BSD>Linux?
- Lessons Learned from Sendmail. Video. There’s lots of EuroBSDCon videos out there, but this is a good one cause this is one of the prototypical packages. (via)
- BSD Link Roundup 11.18.
- The Six Prequels to “FreeBSD Mastery: Jails”.
- Proof I Am a Monster.
It hasn’t been updated or used for some time, but libc_r was 20+ years old. Now it’s gone. You know someone younger than this code, or maybe even younger than the last time I talked about it.
BSD New 325 has a bunch of release news this week, including FreeBSD 12.1, and as you can guess from the title, rainbow tables.
If you are like me, you’ve typed “make buildworld && make buildkernel && make installkernel …” about a zillion times. Now, you can encapsulate that process in a shorter statement: ‘make build-all install-all‘. The real benefit is these new steps also run in parallel to match the number of CPUs present, and logs to file instead of the console, automatically.
Some of the larger application sets on DragonFly have had trouble building, and inconsistent problems with that build. i.e. rust would fail, but in different parts of the build process, every time. It looks to be a problem with signal interaction, and there’s now much safer ways to do that on DragonFly.
That is going to require a full buildworld/buildkernel if you are on DragonFly-master, 5.7. Release/5.6 users are unaffected.
Michael W. Lucas is presenting on sudo, to match his recent book, at SeMiBUG, tomorrow night. I think it may be getting held at a different location than usual. Go, if you are near.
Happy birthday to my father, today.
Your unrelated music link of the week: The Wyrding Module: Typhonic Neural Tantra. (via multiple places)
Some commercial stuff this week, even.
I link because they are good: 10% speedup. Or, because they made me laugh: “Basically, don’t use this.”
BSD Now 324 is up, with the normal mix of content. It includes a heck of a awk statement for renaming files, and mention of a deployment management system for BSD I hadn’t heard about – Bastille.
I like seeing cross–BSD synthesis on any system element – calendar, in this case.
Remember how I said dsynth defaults to txz (tarred, XZipped) ? I was apparently wrong and it was using tgz (tarred, gnuzipped). Now it really truly defaults to txz, for space.
ChiBUG meets tomorrow, at the usual place. Go, if you are near.