BSD News 28/01/14

Last week in BSD

Releases: FreeBSD, PC-BSD
Other News : OpenBSD, DragonFly BSD etc



Some of the highlights:
  • GCC is no longer installed by default on architectures where clang(1) is the default compiler.
  • Unbound has been imported to the base system as the local caching DNS resolver.
  • BIND has been removed from the base system.
  • make(1) has been replaced with bmake(1), obtained from the NetBSD Project.
  • pkg(7) is now the default package management utility.
  • pkg_add(1), pkg_delete(1), and related tools have been removed.
  • Major enhancements in virtualization, including the addition of bhyve(8), virtio(4), and native paravirtualized drivers providing support for FreeBSD as a guest operating system on Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • TRIM support for Solid State Drive has been added to ZFS.
  • Support for the high-performance LZ4 compression algorithm has been added to ZFS.
See the full 10.0-RELEASE announcement here.

PC-BSD 10.0-RC5

The next PC-BSD 10.0-RELEASE-p4 image (based upon FreeBSD 10.0-RC5) is now available for download!
This will likely be our LAST RC before issuing the 10.0-FINAL release in a week or so. Please report any outstanding issues to our bug database.
*** NOTE to users of 10.0-RC4 or earlier ***
Due to an ABI change in FreeBSD between RC4 and RC5, you will need to re-install *all* packages and PBIs after updating  to RC5.
To update your packages, use the following command:
pkg-static upgrade –f
NOTE: This is best done immediately after the upgrade, before rebooting into RC5.

Other News

Signed Installs, Upgrades, and Packages   
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Go testing for DragonFly

Brad Fitzpatrick showed up on the [email protected] list and mentioned that for DragonFly to be supported in Go, it needed to show up in the Go Dashboard with building reports.  I now have the Go builder running on pkgbox32/  Check the builder page to see status. status page 

Antonio Huete set up a DragonFly status page on

Tendresse for Ten | BSD Now 21

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We’ve got some great news for OpenBSD, as well as the scoop on FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE – yes it’s finally here! We’re gonna talk to Colin Percival about running FreeBSD 10 on EC2 and lots of other interesting stuff. After that, we’ll be showing you how to do some bandwidth monitoring and network performance testing in a combo tutorial. We’ve got a round of your questions and the latest news, on BSD Now – the place to B.. SD.

Code stuff
DragonFly has ASLR 
ACPI update 
PC-BSD Weekly Feature Digest 
In Other BSDs for 2014/01/25

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FreeBSD 10.0 in the news 
October-December, FreeBSD 2013 Status Report 
Unix: Writing more maintainable shell scripts 


Jan Hovancik

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