I moved the 4.x ISO/IMG release files for DragonFly out to an existing “older” directory. If you’re looking for a old release image, it’s available via the web.
Note that it’ll be a few hours until this change filters through to the mirrored directories. The 4.x images are all older than 2 years, so this is of most benefit to mirror sites.
ChiBUG meets tonight, and it’s at the Oak Park Library, not the usual place. Go, if you are near, and especially if you were too far away, before. This spot may be more accessible.
I had so many tabs open they weren’t all showing, so you get a straight dump.
I have not yet even gone through my BSD RSS feeds for some days and I already have plenty of links for you.
BSD Now 340 is up, with dives into different BSD platform tools; very enjoyable if you like digging into how things work, which of course you do if you are reading this.
If you follow the upgrade instructions in my 5.8 update post, there is one ‘gotcha’. If your copy of /usr/src was downloaded using “make src-create-shallow”, you will not have any git history – or any branches other than 5.6.
The easy, cheesy way to fix it is to remove /usr/src, then type “make src-create” in /usr, and proceed from there. There’s probably a way to edit in the other branches, but I haven’t tried it yet. I’m counseling the brute force method for now.
DragonFly 5.8.0 has been released. This version brings dsynth, with matching optimizations to fit dsynth running many parallel builds of ports.
My users@ post has the usual details on upgrading, as do the release notes.
Note that you will get some noise in dmesg until you remove opie from where it’s mentioned in /etc/pam.d/ files. It’s cosmetic unless you use opie, and you probably don’t. I mention it because I noticed it. Check /usr/src/UPDATING after pulling in the 5.8 source to see details of this and other changes.
Dr. Paul Vixie is giving a talk at NYCBUG’s monthly meeting, titled “Operating Systems as Dumb Pipes“. It’s tomorrow. Go, if you are near; this is one of the people who built basic blocks of the Internet’s infrastructure.
If you are near Stockholm, go to the Stockholm BUG meeting, tomorrow. I’m posting it a bit ahead of time to account for time zone difference.
Your unrelated music link of the week: KUTMAH – New Appliance. (via)