This week’s Lazy Reading supported, kindly, by Tse Gratis volunteering a bunch of links.
Something that makes me happy: Vermaden’s Valuable News and BSD Now have both been reliable as clockwork for a long time now.
Welcome Daniel Fojt, our newest committer.
This week’s BSD Now links to a bunch of what I call ‘resource’ articles, things that tell you how to do things and use stuff. It’s good reading if you have the time.
Updates to third-party utilities happen often in DragonFly, and I don’t often link because they may not affect users much – but I’m noting a change to xargs(1) cause given what xargs does, any mistake you make will be repeated many times.
Thanks to Daniel Fojt, wpa_supplicant(8) in DragonFly jumped from version 2.1 to 2.9. There’s a nice changelog for the curious.
It’s rare, but I was able to collect most of these links more than 24 hours before you are reading them.
For once I started on these early in the week.
BSD Now covers this week’s OpenBSD release, along with other topics. I’ll point out the “FreeNAS Spare Parts Build” since everyone does that sooner or later.
Thanks to Aaron LI and Daniel Fojt, libpcap and tcpdump in DragonFly have been updated. The vendor does The Right Thing and provides easy-to-find changelogs for both.
Martin Ivanov has completed his multiboot + DragonFly tutorial. You can read his users@ post on it now, though it should show up in dragonflybsd.org documentation soon.
No theme, cause I’m nicely spread out this week over topics.
This week’s BSD Now is about half an hour of mostly FreeBSD items, though there is one feedback link of interest to any newer Lenovo laptop users.
You can now use newsyslog(8) to rotate logs being written by daemon(8), thanks to this commit from Peeter Must.
tcplay(8) in DragonFly jumped from 2.0 to 3.3. This will be most relevant to you if you encrypt your disks. It’s nice to see DragonFly mentioned specifically on the GitHub source site.
This thread on having a tmpfs /var/run led to this commit, making it as easy as setting a rc.conf variable.
Emacs and Vim content; I feel like I should always have one with the other.
Good mix of history and current BSDs this week.
The recent 5.8.1 release of DragonFly includes, among other things, a fix for a de-duplication bug in HAMMER2. If you are curious, here’s the commit / details.