Accidental theme of UNIX-ish history this week.
Your unrelated music of the week: The Most Noble Adventures of Erebor’s Finest Son, In His Quest To Butcher Orcs And Save The World. “Metal, minus those boring verses, choruses and solos, thus leaving only the most metal of song components; riffs and slams.” It’s bebop in metal form, and if you understand that joke you are a music nerd and it’s wonderful. (via)
This week’s BSD Now is mostly OpenBSD news items – media work, password keepers, and so on.
POSIX is a sort of standard for UNIX maintained by the IEEE. Most UNIX-ish systems implement it to some extent, though I am not sure to what degree. There’s an open source version of the standard, and Aaron LI made nanosleep match up.
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It’s the week of Very Long and Excited Page Titles that Give Me Long Link Lines.
The number for this week’s BSD Now episode is a good one… Now we have to get to 8086! Lots of VLAN/VNET content.
If you edit /etc/fstab, and then later change something like the proc filesystem from OpenJDK, you might not boot normally. Antonio Olivares has a solution for you.
Michael W. Lucas’s ebook sponsorships and print sponsorships for “TLS Mastery” will close in the next 24-48 hours; get in there if you want to participate.
I went analog for a number of things this week. Not unusual!
Your unrelated music of the week: Xvious_exe by woob. (via)
Vermaden, who I link to on the regular, has been doing an excellent job of posting BSD links to lobste.rs.
I always thought IRC was pretty decentralized, but I didn’t realize talk(1) was designed to work machine-to-machine. That means in theory that if you have a talk(1) binary on your machine, you could chat directly to anyone else with the same binary, even on a different platform. Since 4.3BSD! Anyway, I only realized this because of this recent bugfix thanks to Dan Cross.
A very straightforward title in this week’s BSD Now; worth listening to for more information on Wireguard, the new hotness.
The short answer is: works great. The version in dports lags, cause it’s based on what’s in the FreeBSD package collection, and that’s not updated as quickly.
This is technically the prerelease, since the official one is a few months off. TeX Live binaries can be downloaded directly for DragonFly.
This happened a little bit ago but I wanted to be able to post a solution to the pkg upgrade issue (yesterday) before mentioning it: there’s a freshly built batch of packages for DragonFly, so now is a good time to upgrade with pkg.
If you upgrade pkg on your system, it may start erroring out. This is because the default config will confuse the newer version. To fix this, you can copy over a working config and the problem will go away. I expect this may only be a problem until the next release.
This is a good week for variety; I managed to get historical links, game links, music links, hardware… checking all the boxes except roguelikes, darnit.
MAP_VPAGETABLE has been removed in DragonFly because of conflicts with recent pmap work. This has the unfortunate effect of breaking vkernel(7), but vkernels can be resurrected with changes to use hardware virtualization support.
Note that running DragonFly as a VM is unaffected; that’ll still work just fine. This breakage is DragonFly-vkernel-on-DragonFly specific.
This week’s BSD Now talks about the usual hardware, but also gets into the recently announced Allen K. Briggs scholarship.