End-of-Life: FreeBSD 11.2

End-of-Life: FreeBSD 11.2

The FreeBSD Security Team has announced that version 11.2 will be no longer be supported and deprecated at the end of October. For those who are still on 11.2, you may want to consider upgrading to version 12.0, or 12.1 once the official release is out in a few weeks....

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BSD Now Episode 319: Lack Rack, Jack

BSD Now Episode 319: Lack Rack, Jack

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss causing ZFS to corrupt for kicks, a tutorial on NetBSD Assembly Programming, the one and only IKEA Server Lack Rack, new OmniOS Community Edition LTS, FreeBSD List Block Devices lsblk(8) style,...

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FreeBSD 12.1-BETA3 is now available

FreeBSD 12.1-BETA3 is now available

The developers of FreeBSD, open-source operating system, have made available the third BETA of version 12.1 (RC1 should be releasing shortly). Notable changes a fix to imx6-based arm board, 64-bit long double types, overflow logic error in fsck_msdoosfs(8),...

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BSD Now Episode 318: The TrueNAS Library

BSD Now Episode 318: The TrueNAS Library

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss DragonFlyBSD vs FreeBSD & Linux benchmarks on Ryzen 7, JFK Library uses TrueNAS for digital archives, FreeBSD 12-1 BETA, obscure yet cool X11 tools, vBSDcon, Project Trident 12-U7, new UNIX...

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Project Trident 12-U8 is now available

Project Trident 12-U8 is now available

The developers of Project Trident have made available the 8th general package update to version 12, based TrueOS 12-STABLE. Notable new packages are ardour5, audacity, rust-nightly, wallutils, zetacoin,  and many others. In addition, hundreds of packages have been...

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FreeBSD FUSE Driver from Alan Somers

FreeBSD FUSE Driver from Alan Somers

FreeBSD contributor Alan Somers was tasked with a rewrite of the FUSE driver for the FreeBSD operating system. FUSE, known as Filesystem in USErspace, is a protocol and driver that allows file system implementation from userspace processes. See the blog from the...

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FreeBSD 12.1-BETA3 is now available

FreeBSD 12.1-BETA2 is now available

The developers of FreeBSD have made available the second BETA of version 12.1. Notable changes in this version include fixes to fusefs(5), msdosfs(5), mpr(4), mps(4), capsicum(4), bhyve(4), and a number of other patches. You can download the 12.1 ISO/images from here....

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[How-To] Set Up Buildbot on FreeBSD

[How-To] Set Up Buildbot on FreeBSD

This guide by Andreas Sommer of DigitalOcean will show you how to install and configure Buildbot on your FreeBSD server. Buildbot is an open-source continuous integration framework designed to automate, build, and test releases in your software development cycle....

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BSD Now Episode 317: Bots Building Jails

BSD Now Episode 317: Bots Building Jails

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss Buildbot in FreeBSD, mail sever with OpenSMTPD, Rspamd and Dovecot, HamBSD and OpenBSD amateur packet radio, HAMMER2 gets fsck on DragonFlyBSD, and startx for users. Tune in below:...

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FreeBSD 12.1-BETA3 is now available

FreeBSD 12.1-BETA1 is now available

The developers of FreeBSD have made available the first BETA of version 12.1. Notable changes in this version are userland configuration changes such as gcc-werror flag turned off, application changes to lockf(1), ktrdump(8), gzip(1) and several others, BearSSL...

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[How-To] Add users on FreeBSD using adduser or pw

[How-To] Add users on FreeBSD using adduser or pw

This tutorial by user Vivek Gite shows us how to get users set up properly on your FreeBSD operating system. He goes through the adduser and pw command, confirming their existence, setting up or changing password, and allowing sudo privileges. See the link below for...

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BSD Link Roundup 9.24

BSD Link Roundup 9.24

Here's a roundup of BSD related posts in September, ranging from security fixes, BSDs on Ryzen hardware, the usual ThinkPads, and other discussions. Check them out! FreeBSD : expat2 -- Fix extraction of namespace prefixes from XML names...

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BSD Now 316: git commit FreeBSD

BSD Now 316: git commit FreeBSD

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss LLVM sanitizers and GDB regression test suite on NetBSD, Ada programming language, Homura Windows Games Launcher for FreeBSD, FreeBSD Core Team WG appointment, OpenBSD 6.6 Beta, Project Trident...

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FreeNAS 11.2-U6 is now available

FreeNAS 11.2-U6 is now available

The developers of FreeNAS have made available version 11.2-U6. FreeNAS is a network-attached storage operating system with FreeBSD under the hood and uses the ZFS file system. Notable changes are patches to recent security vulnerabilities, new iconik cloud media...

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