BSD Now 341 is about unification, get it? It’s covering the merging of TrueNAS/FreeNAS, along with the usual roundup of news, including POWER9 and FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Go, and so on.
I tagged DragonFly 5.6.3, and built images. You should run 5.8, cause it’s the most recent, but this means there’s an image that captures all the last bugfixes in the 5.6 series. You can see them in the tag message if you are curious.
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.
I had so many tabs open they weren’t all showing, so you get a straight dump.
- Haiku Alpha 1: Rebirth of legend. (via)
- Install & Configure BeOS R5.1d Using Oracle VirtualBox. (via)
- Closing Periods on Flickr. Linked cause I do that here. (via)
- Emulation on an iPhone/iPad. Linked just to show how difficult Apple chooses to make this. (via)
- I believe this to possibly be the worst recipe-generating algorithm in existence. (via I lost it, sorry)
- Build a 6502 computer. Video series. (via)
- The eMate 300 Out In Front for “BBS Week V”.
- 7DRL is running now. (via)
- A Text Renaissance.
- My Linux and Vim Notes. Disregard the Linux part.
- Digging up IP addresses with the Linux dig command. Disregard etc.
- A random encounter with a 35 year old file format.
- Fucking laptops. I agree on the x200 series.
- Rotary Cellphone.
- Lavender, a console font heavily inspired by Sun Gallant and the XNU console font. (via)
- Ice Cream Book reviews. I agree wholeheartedly about Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream.
- My Ordinary Life: Improvements Since the 1990s. Your reaction to this will vary based on your age.
- Mark 1 FORTH Computer. “This computer has no microprocessor.” (via)
- which led me to the Homebuilt CPU Webring. A Webring! Bizarre computers! Hooray!
- Gears gears gears animations.
- ‘a dead simple git cheatsheet’. (via)
- Simone.computer. The projects are interesting, the interface itself is interesting. (via)
I have not yet even gone through my BSD RSS feeds for some days and I already have plenty of links for you.
- Test your TOR.
- Census Program II, an evaluation of open-source software dependencies. Linux-specific, but applies to ports and BSD. (via)
- Arena Unix II swim cap.
- OpenBSD versus Prometheus (and Go).
- Unix’s /usr split and standards (and practice) and The /bin versus /usr split and diskless workstations. Dates back to early BSD history.
- tinyc.games. Should work on BSD? (via)
- POWER to the People – Making FreeBSD First Class Citizen on POWER. (via)
- FreeBSD Finally Removes GCC 4.2.1 from Base System after 13 Years. (via)
- Release of pkg 1.13 for FreeBSD. (via)
- Xorg 1.20.7 on HardenedBSD Comes with IE/RELRO+BIND_NOW/CFI/SafeSta
ck Protections. (via)
- Eternal Terminal. (via)
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.
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.
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.
- Have You Played… SimCity 2000? Not really about the game, but the music involuntarily associated with it. Elektra:Assassin and MARRS is the same for me.
- Prosthetic synthesizer. (via)
- Cable standards history. More interesting than I make it sound!
- Kermit, a history. Not just a summary; the source documents. (via)
- Old CSS, new CSS. (via)
- Evoboxx, uneasy retro synth. Game of Life as dedicated hardware.
- A love letter to the fantasy airship. (via)
- What is a traditional roguelike? (also via)
- byNWR, streaming restored fringe films, plus a talk about it. (also via)
- Stickers for the RSS massive.
- Rooibos. Technically not tea.
- Archivists are uploading hundreds of random VHS tapes to the internet. And that’s awesome. (via)
- Gopher: When Adversarial Interoperability Burrowed Under the Gatekeepers’ Fortresses. (via)
- Zip Files: History, Explanation and Implementation. (via)
- The ‘sextortion’ Scams: The Numbers Show That What We Have Is A Failure Of Education. I like the deep dive.
Happy leap day!
- RSVP to the ChiBUG mailing list if you are attending the March 10th meeting, in its new location.
- The Vixie talk at NYCBUG is this week; this is worth making an extra trip for.
- Critical OpenSMTPd update.
- FreeBSD 12.0 EOL.
- A Q&A with the FreeBSD Foundation.
- Valuable News – 2020/02/10, 2020/02/17, and 2020/02/24. Clearly I am behind.
- FreeBSD Enterprise Storage at PBUG.
- dig(1), host(1) and nslookup(1) moved to /usr/bin.
- a2k20 Hackathon Report: Ken Westerback on
xhci(4),dhclient(8), and scsi.
- OpenBSD Foundation 2019 campaign wrapup.
- FOSDEM 2020 videos available.
- OPNsense 20.1.1 released.
- Warning! Active Directory Security Changes Require TrueNAS and FreeNAS Updates.
- Full name of root account in BSD. A chunk of history I had never heard.
- Managing a database of vulnerabilities for a package system: the pkgsrc study case. (PDF, via)
- Low power BSD-based AP/router?
- HashLink port for running Dead Cells. (via)
I am running a bit late posting about it, but BSD Now 339 is out, with conversations about recent different releases, plus as the title says, fundraising.
Still backlogged, which means one of these weekends I’ll catch up and you’ll have about a zillion links to click.
- vt100.net. (via vttest)
- Another post on open source civility.
- How thick is an hour?
- Which Are More Legible: Serif or Sans Serif Typefaces?
- ENIAC, 74 years old and printable in 3D. Yes, the whole room. (via)
- MIDI 2.0, 37 years after the 1.0 release. (via)
- Apollo 11 Guidance Computer (AGC) vs USB-C Chargers. (via)
- Age of Invention: Where Be Dragons? Why no ancient D&D? (via)
- 42 years ago, the first BBS. (via)
- 136 INTERNET VIDEOS THAT BLEW MY MIND. A Google Doc. (via)
- Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate.
- A curated list of command line apps.
- building a note-taking system with vanilla vim.
- The worst of time64 breakage. (via)
- NEXTSPACE, another NextStep revisit. (via)
- i3wm 4.18 released. Useful to at least a few readers. (via)
- Bunnie Huang’s Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen. PDF. (via)
No theme this week cause I think I hit everything.
- Dr. Paul Vixie is giving a talk on March 3rd at NYCBUG’s monthly meeting, titled “Operating Systems as Dumb Pipes“. I’ll post a reminder.
- NetBSD 9.0 is out, in case you missed the late update last week.
- Related: NetBSD 2020 Fundraising Campaign.
- What started as investigating /opt on FreeBSD.
- FixedMisc [MirOS] 20200214 released, for “I ? Free Software” day. Tangentially BSD.
- Approaching the end of work on ptrace(2).
- LLDB now works on i386.
- A day as an OpenBSD developer. How do people discover ports?
- Daily life with the offline laptop. (Running OpenBSD) I like the “What do I like to do?” breakdown approach.
- An emulator for a Sun 2 workstation. I think that dates to the BSD timeframe.(via)
- HamBSD Hardware Wanted. Scotland. (via)
- Vulnerabilities in OpenBSD’s hypervisor. (via)
- Pine64 February Update: Post CNY and FOSDEM Status Report. The Pro runs NetBSD, so it applies, along with fitting my small computer fetish. (via)
- Can You Use FreeBSD for a Developer Machine in 2020? I’d argue that a ‘developer machine’ needs only a text editor and a file transfer program to qualify. (via)
- Stanford 1967 PDP-6 logbook, a PDF. (via)
- “SNMP Mastery” leaking out. BSD-first author, of course.