If you have an Intel-based system and it has trouble reading some USB ports, or odd behavior with some virtual machines, this recent bugfix in DragonFly-current may help you. I know, my description is vague, but I haven’t encountered this directly.
It’s odd to think this, but the process of swapping out something entirely from RAM perhaps doesn’t really apply any more (except for compatibility).
A note for the future: if pkg itself isn’t working, you can use pkg-static.
In Daniel Fojt’s ongoing series of third-party software upgrades, he’s moved libreSSL in DragonFly up a major version, from 2.9.1 to 3.1.3. This includes TLS 1.3, among other features.
Well, it’s really the meltdown fix for Intel. You now will see it noted if the fix is present, during the DragonFly boot process.
Tomohiro Kusumi has imported a new version of ext2 filesystem support into DragonFly.
Thanks to Daniel Fojt, ldns in DragonFly is updated to 1.7.1. This time, I do have a changelog link.
It’s a minor update, but I have to point it out because my muscle memory still won’t let go of nslookup,
Francois Tigeot has updated the DRM driver in DragonFly to match what’s in Linux kernel 4.10.17. What’s that change? A few minutes of poking about doesn’t find a granular enough changelog.
Not Direct Memory Access, but the DragonFly Mail Agent, born from a desire to replace larger mail transfer agents. It has its own repository, and the upgrade came from there back into DragonFly.
DragonFly now has the wsp(4) device, for Wellspring touchpads on Apple laptops.
Both pf-badhost and unbound-adblock are now supported on DragonFly, as described in this post to users@ from Jordan Geoghegan. Other BSDs, too.
I didn’t know what sklearn was, but I know how to get it working on DragonFly, now.
Daniel Fojt has fixed something that has bothered me for years: you no longer need to manually create wlan interfaces; devd does it for you.
I am entertained by the notion that adventure(6), backgammon(6), battlestar(6), hack(6) and trek(6) can still get updates. I did not know, incidentally, that sendmail and trek share an author.
If you happen to have an APU2, here’s some tips on the boot process.
Aaron LI has ported over a bunch of ifconfig updated from FreeBSD, and I’ll link here to a few.
Thanks to Daniel Fojt, awk(1) has jumped from the 2012 version in DragonFly, to the 2020 version. The commit message shows the highlights so you don’t have to read through the whole history. Given that DragonFly’s awk is the One True awk, that eight years are only a small percentage of the overall history.
Did you know there’s a default size limit to pf’s routing table? I did not, but it makes sense that there is one. If for some reason you bump into this limit (difficult for home use, I’d think), here’s how you change it.
Aaron LI has updated head(1) and tail(1) in DragonFly – new switches for head, a new switch for tail, and tac.
I deliberately made the headline obscure for fun. Anyway, the most recent bugfix release for dhcpcd, 9.1.2, happens to set capiscum/pledge-style privilege separation for the program – without requiring those technologies to be built into the system.