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FreeBSD ports tree was born twenty years ago, let's celebrate!
Freebsd.orgNews - 2014-08-21 09:00:00
It all started with this commit from Jordan Hubbard on August 21, 1994:...
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Google offers 5 EuroBSDCon 2014 travel grants for female computer scientists
Undeadly.org - 2014-08-20 11:09:05
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Moving past ports
DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-08-19 23:04:09
Here’s a nice advantage for dports and DragonFly: since it’s an overlay on FreeBSD ports, it’s possible to move to newer or different versions of software without waiting for it to happen in FreeBSD.  For example: there’s a newer version of the xorg intel driver now in dports - newer than what’s in ports....
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Heads up: rcctl(8) the rc.conf.local management tool landing in base soon
Undeadly.org - 2014-08-19 18:34:45
td>p,td>ul,td>blockquote,td>font {margin-left:0.5ex;} a:visited {color:#303030!important;} p {margin-top:1ex;margin-bottom:0;} blockquote>p:first-child {margin-top:0;} blockquote>p:last-child {margin-bottom:0;} blockquote { background-color:#e0e0e0; padding:0.5ex 0.5ex 0.5ex 0.5ex; margin:0 0 0 3ex !important; } p+ul,p>ul {margin:0.5ex 0 0 0;} pre {margin:0;} tt {background-color:#f0f0f0; padding:0px; font-weight:500;} .bqcode { background-color: #ffffff; border:1px solid #999; padding: 0px; padding-left: 1em; } Antoine Jacoutot (ajacoutot@) has just committed committed a tool for managing rc.conf.local(8), in order to make it simpler for automated management systems such as Puppet or Ansible to interface with the operating system configuration: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: ajacoutot@cvs.openbsd.org 2014/08/19 08:08:20 Added files: usr.sbin/rcctl : Makefile rcctl.8 rcctl.sh Log message: Introduce rcctl(8), a simple utility for maintaining rc.conf.local(8). # rcctl usage: rcctl enable|disable|status|action [service [flags [...]]] Lots of man page improvement from the usual suspects (jmc@ and schwarze@) not hooked up yet but committing now so work can continue in-tree agreed by several ...
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Early bird rates for EuroBSDCon 2014 have been extended
Undeadly.org - 2014-08-18 16:07:07
As seen on Twitter, the Early Bird rates have been extended until August 25th. As you can tell, there are quite a few delightful talks and tutorials scheduled. Some of your trustworthy Undeadly Editors have already registered, come join us! EuroBSDCon 2014 Registration ...
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In Other BSDs for 2014/08/16
DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-08-16 14:08:03
A calm week, for once. mandoc 1.13.1 is out. The July/August issue of the FreeBSD Journal is out. A week of pkgsrc #2. Thinking about coming to FreeBSD from Arch. Steam client on FreeBSD? NetBSD sysinst now supports extended partitions, from an older GSoC project. NetBSD has a nouveau importing script. NetBSD has Embedded Kermit. […]...
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BSDNow Episode 050: VPN, My Dear Watson
Undeadly.org - 2014-08-15 10:08:09
This week the fellas dish interview Robert Watson of FreeBSD, and present a tutorial for getting OpenVPN working, in addition to the weekly odds and ends of the BSD world. [ Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent ] ...
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BSDNow 050: VPN, My Dear Watson
DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-08-15 01:23:35
BSDNow has reached the milestone of 50 episodes, and this week’s show has VPN setup as a tutorial, Robert Watson interviewed, and of course more discussion on most every flavor....
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mandoc 1.13.1 Released
Undeadly.org - 2014-08-10 22:38:55
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In Other BSDs for 2014/08/09
DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-08-09 14:49:06
A relatively short week; I’m on the move today. DiscoverBSD’s roundup for 2014/08/04. FreeBSD installed.  Your next 5 moves should be…  (via) switched from arch linux to openbsd, reference advice? “make the Linux network stack as good as FreeBSD’s“.  I’m leery of that statement.  This comment may lead to more useful data. FreeBSD ZFS snapshots […]...
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LibreSSL 2.0.5 released
Undeadly.org - 2014-08-08 21:05:14
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BSDNow Episode 049: Episode 049: The PC-BSD Tour
Undeadly.org - 2014-08-08 08:34:57
On this week's episode of BSDNow, the gang takes us on a whirlwind tour of the GUI tools for PC-BSD, in addition to the usual weekly roundup of rumours and hearsay! [ Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent ] ...
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