No theme, but lots to read.
This week’s BSD Now has FuryBSD, FreeBSD, and LDAP as topics, and I’m describing it that way because I feel like writing as many capital letters as possible.
I have nothing to post about, for the first time in a while, so here is a treat I have been saving: Request for biographies. (follow the whole thread) It’s a long thread from the SIGCIS mailing list for biographies of various people important to computing/mathematics, and there are some real gems in there. Your local bookstore or library should have many of these.
More in-depth reads this week.
Your unrelated musical link of the week: The best Electronic music on Bandcamp, August 2020.
Straight dump of my BSD RSS feed.
DragonFly 5.8.2 was missing two CVE fixes – CVE-2019-1547 and CVE-2019-18408. They are fixed and the new 5.8.3 release has them.
See my users@ post for upgrade details.
Michael W. Lucas is doing a talk on Introductory Jails as part of FreeBSD Friday – mentioning it now instead of saving for In Other BSDs, cause Friday is tomorrow.
This week’s BSD Now covers a bunch of releases, a good rc.d argument, and a “How I Did This” story. HIDT? That’s a good acronym.
I tagged and built 5.8.2 today, and it should be appearing on a mirror near you, momentarily. The tag commit has a list of the changes, and of course there’s a users@ post to match. It’s a bugfix release, so no major changes – but there’s plenty of little updates.
If you buy a Lenovo Yoga 500, or any laptop with an iwm(4) chipset, here’s how to get it going with DragonFly.
Here’s a recommendation (and a usage lesson) on pkg-provides, a tool for matching a file to the installed pkg that brought it. It goes with the pkglocate article some weeks ago; it seems like this should be standard functionality. Thanks to Nelson H. F. Beebe.
A bit of this is overflow from last week.
No theme, just everything in a bucket.
The theme of this week’s BSD Now seems to be about new roles for BSD, cause there’s talk about clustering and console changes.
There’s a security update for ftpd(8) in DragonFly, both current and release. As the note about it says, you shouldn’t use it anyway.
Screen switching, where an xterm’s contents return to what it was before starting a full screen program, was turned on and then back off for DragonFly. It would have only affected DragonFly-current users, and even then only for a short window of time. If you encounter it anywhere else, though, here’s how to turn it off using Xresources.
You can now add something to run on first boot after install, only, on DragonFly. This is probably of most use to you if you are building a custom image.
Completed Tuesday, in an effort to reduce tab count in my browser.
Perhaps a performance tweaks mini-theme this week?