Headlines from this here Digest show up on dragonflybsd.org, and have for a long time. They are now joined with reports from the continuous integration builds of DragonFly (i.e. Jenkins) DragonFly is automatically rebuilt to test recent commits, and there’s a report for each build on the build machine.
If you want to run DragonFly as a bhyve guest using UEFI, here’s the recipe.
I’m on at SEMIBUG’s meeting right now.
I hope to have a recording to post later. Nnnnope! A lesson for you and me both; test recording before an actual event starts.
ChiBUG’s monthly (rescheduled) meeting is tonight. RSVP if you can attend, to make sure the restaurant has the seating.
It’s based off 2022Q1 from FreeBSD Ports, and it’s available now through pkg.
There’s a new page on the DragonFly site covering how to install DragonFly as a guest system under KVM.
I know I’ll need this again, so I am making a post out of it. If you are running a DragonFly system through NVMM using the excellent site instructions, and you want X apps to display on a local Windows workstation, you need to:
- Install VcXsrv (or your X server of choice) on Windows and start it up.
- Install xauth and xterm on the DragonFly host.
- On the DragonFly host, set these three options in /etc/ssh/sshd_config. They are already there but commented out with different arguments.
X11Forwarding yes X11DisplayOffset 0 X11UseLocalhost yes
- Reload sshd: ‘service sshd reload’.
- ‘Enable X11 Forwarding’ under Connection -> SSH -> X11 in the puTTY setup dialog.
Connect to the DragonFly host with puTTY, type ‘xterm’, and a terminal window should appear on your Windows desktop within a few seconds. This could be turned into a shortcut with puTTY to avoid having redundant terminals, but I’m not writing that out yet.
This is pretty esoteric, but all of DragonFly’s syscalls can be found in the links Aaron LI provided in this post. There’s code in there that dates back to Berkley UNIX.
The NYCBUG lunch is today, 1-2 Eastern.
There’s a reported bug with NVMM and QEMU if you boot a guest using UEFI. Until it’s fixed, use BIOS.
NYCBUG is having another lunch meeting online, this Friday, 1-2 Eastern time. RSVP on the NYCBUG talk@ list if you are going.
If you have a newly installed Firefox on a newly installed DragonFly system, you might be unable to load your Firefox account on first load, like in this screenshot. A workaround is to load your profile on a different machine and copy it over. My guess is permissions for profile creation, but that’s just a guess.
But wait, you say, what about 6.2.0? I performed my biyearly tagging error and screwed up the 6.2.0 tag, so we’re releasing with 6.2.1. On the plus side, this last minute redo let two bug fixes creep in that would have been in a later 6.2.1 anyway. This will be your first chance to try NVMM/Qemu support if you follow releases and not bleeding edge.