The FreeBSD Foundation has once again made it easy for us to setup FreeBSD. This tutorial shows you how to configure the various desktop environments, starting from X Window System, to the environment of your choice. Follow the link below for the entire instructions.
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude discuss the recently released FreeBSD 11.0. In addition, they take a look back into UNIX history, and also feature a special guest. Press play below to tune in:
For this week’s roundup of BSD related content from BSD Now: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2016_10_12-return_of_the_cantrill
FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE was recently released this week after several delays due to bug fixes. Here’s a list of links from where 11.0-RELEASE is being discussed across the internet.
Check out these two tutorial videos for FreeNAS 9.10. The first video, from the FreeNASTeam, will show you how to get link aggregation and virtual LAN set up on FreeNAS. The second video, from user m0nkey_, will show you how to get a virtual machine setup via iohyve — a FreeBSD bhyve manager using ZFS.
Have you signed up for MeetBSD 2016? Check out this promotional video for a look into past MeetBSDs, and see what you can expect for the upcoming “unconference” to be held on November 11 to 12. Returning to its roots at UC Berkeley, BSD enthusiasts from around the world will gather to enjoy a panel of guest speakers, birds of a feather sessions, and a party hosted at the Hillside Club.
Visit http://MeetBSD.com now and sign up for a spot!
SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – September 06, 2016) – iXsystems announced today that the fifth MeetBSD California conference will take place at UC Berkeley’s Clark Kerr campus on November 11-12. As in past years, this year’s MeetBSD California will once again follow a mixed “unConference” format and will feature breakout sessions, discussion groups, and talks from prominent figures in the BSD community.
MeetBSD California is the premier BSD Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since its inception in 2008, MeetBSD California has been held every two years in Silicon Valley, bringing together BSD community members from all over the region and around the world.
Previous settings for MeetBSD California have included the Google and Yahoo! Campuses, Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, and the Western Digital campus in San Jose. The BSD operating system was developed in the early ’90s at this year’s venue, UC Berkeley.
Kirk McKusick, one of the instigators of BSD at Berkeley in the 1980s, says, “I am thrilled to have a BSD Conference return to the campus at which it started. I look forward to catching up on all the latest work going into the BSD systems and especially look forward to the party at the historic Hillside Club on Friday evening.”
“For this fifth installment of the MeetBSD California conference, we’re proud to bring it home to where it all began,” says Matt Olander, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of iXsystems. “UC Berkeley provides the perfect backdrop for the accomplishment of BSDrelated development milestones. We’re looking forward to the insightful discussions that will take place at this year’s MeetBSD.”
Turn it up! Behold, my lil devils, it’s time to dust-off mergemaster, grab a ZFS snap, and get updating!
No need for me:
root@freebsd12:~ # uname -v
FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT #0 r305028: Mon Aug 29 22:45:29 UTC 2016 firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
Now hop to it, slackers!
FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE Announcement
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the
availability of FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE. This is the first release of the
Some of the highlights:
* OpenSSH DSA key generation has been disabled by default. It is
important to update OpenSSH keys prior to upgrading. Additionally,
Protocol 1 support has been removed.
* OpenSSH has been updated to 7.2p2.
* Wireless support for 802.11n has been added.
* By default, the ifconfig(8) utility will set the default regulatory
domain to FCC on wireless interfaces. As a result, newly created
wireless interfaces with default settings will have less chance to
violate country-specific regulations.
* The svnlite(1) utility has been updated to version 1.9.4.
* The libblacklist(3) library and applications have been ported from
the NetBSD Project.
* Support for the AArch64 (arm64) architecture has been added.
* Native graphics support has been added to the bhyve(8) hypervisor.
* Broader wireless network driver support has been added.
Usershows us how to get FreeBSD running in Travis-CI. Travis-CI is a continuous integration service that allows you to run and test projects from GitHub itself. Please note that his findings are experimental, should one try it in a production environment. See the link below for the full instructions.
Travis-CI has a free offer for software having public repository at GitHub. Travis-CI provides cloud instances running Linux or Mac OS X. To increase portability tests of GDAL, I wondered if it was somehow possible to run another operating system with Travis-CI, for example FreeBSD. A search lead me to this question in their bug tracker but the outcome seems to be that it is not possible, nor in their medium or long term plans.One idea that came quickly to mind was to use the QEMU machine emulator that can simulate full machines (CPU, peripherals, memory, etc), of several hardware architectures (Intel x86, ARM, MIPS, SPARC, PowerPC, etc..). To run QEMU, you mostly need to have a virtual hard drive, i.e. a file that replicates the content of the hard disk of the virtual machine you want to run. I found here a small ready-to-use x86_64 image of FreeBSD 9.2, with one nice property: the ssh server and DHCP are automatically started, making it possible to remote connect to it.So starting with a Travis-CI Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) image, here are the step to launch our FreeBSD guest:sudo apt-get install qemu wget ftp://ftp.stacklet.com/archive/x86-64/FreeBSD/9.2/\ freebsd.9-2.x86-64.20140103.raw.img.txz tar xJvf freebsd.9-2.x86-64.20140103.raw.img.txz qemu-system-x86_64 -daemonize -display none \ freebsd.9-2.x86-64.20140103.raw.img \ -m 1536 -smp 4 -net user,hostfwd=tcp::10022-:22 -net nic
Read the full tutorial here: http://erouault.blogspot.com/2016/09/running-freebsd-in-travis-ci.html
The developers of pfSense made available version 2.3.2-p1 RELEASE. Notable changes are updates to PHP, libidn, curl, libxml2, OpenSSL vulnerability fixes, HyperV, and many more. See the full release notes in the link below, and download the ISO/image files here.
We are happy to announce the release of pfSense® software version 2.3.2-p1!
This is a maintenance release in the 2.3.x series, bringing a number of bug fixes. The full list of changes is on the 2.3.2-p1 New Features and Changes page.
This release includes fixes for 34 bugs and 2 feature items completed.
If you haven’t yet caught up on the changes in 2.3.x, check out the Features and Highlights video. Past blog posts have covered some of the changes, such as the performance improvements from tryforward, and the webGUI update.
Read the full release notes: https://blog.pfsense.org/?p=2122
Michael Larabel of Phoronix performed several benchmark tests between the latest FreeBSD (note that it is not the official 11.0-RELEASE), Ubuntu, and macOS Sierra operating systems on the MacBook Air. The tests performed range from SQLite, OpenMP, to the LLVM Clang compiler. See the link below for the detailed results.
Yesterday I published some macOS 10.2 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS benchmarks from a Mac Mini and MacBook Air systems. For those curious if BSDs can outperform macOS Sierra on Apple hardware, I tested the MacBook Air with FreeBSD 11.0 compared to the Linux and macOS results on that Core i5 system. Here are those results.
FreeBSD 11.0 AMD64 was tested on the Haswell-based MacBook Air and it actually worked well. Even the HD Graphics 5000 were playing nicely with the FreeBSD DRM Intel driver. The MacBook Air is equipped with a Core i5 4250U CPU with HD Graphics 5000, 4GB of DDR3 memory, and a 120GB Apple SSD. The install was smooth and was off to the races with testing.
Read about the benchmark results: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?item=freebsd-ubuntu-sierra&num=1&page=article
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview Petra regarding the NetBSD Foundation and its operation of NetBSD behind the scenes. Also featured is the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE. Hit play below to tune in:
For this week’s roundup of BSD related content from BSD Now: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2016_10_05-the_foundation_of_netbsd_