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Posted almost 3 years ago
Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) posted to tech@: Sometime in the last week OpenBSD crossed 400,000 commits (*) upon all our repositories since starting at 1995/10/18 08:37:01 Canada/Mountain. That's a lot of commits by a lot of amazing people. (*) by one ... [More] measure. Since the repository is so large and old, there are a variety of quirks including ChangeLog missing entries and branches not converable to other repo forms, so measuring is hard. If you think you've got a great way of measuring, don't be so sure of yourself -- you may have overcounted or undercounted. Congratulations and thanks to all who contributed! [Less]
Posted almost 3 years ago
In a move bound to be greeted with great enthusiasm, the newly-released Patch 012 for OpenBSD 6.5 adds sysupgrade(8) to the system. Readers are encouraged to show their appreciation by donating!
Posted almost 3 years ago
Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) has changed newvers.sh to 6.6: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: deraadt@cvs.openbsd.org 2019/10/01 11:19:04 Modified files: sys/conf : newvers.sh Log message: stop this -current stuff When updating ... [More] packages on -current, pkg_add -D snap is now needed. Theo also rolled the errata pages [which is why Undeadly's Errata listing is empty at the time of writing]. This serves as another excellent reminder to test both base and ports, and to report problems. [Less]
Posted almost 3 years ago
Support for the sgi hardware platform has been discontinued: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: www Changes by: deraadt@cvs.openbsd.org 2019/09/25 05:28:00 Modified files: . : plat.html Log message: discontinue sgi. (On the o350 (where ... [More] builds happened for years) there is a dma / disk controller bug which was never fully diagnosed and fixed in the driver. it locks up the vfs layer after a while, and sometimes causes quite catastrophic filesystem layout. I have tired of repairing these situation. The octeon platform is becoming more viable as a mips64 canarie, so we'll carry on using it) [Less]
Posted about 3 years ago
EuroBSDcon 2019 has concluded, and materials for the OpenBSD-related talks can be found in the usual place. At the time of writing, official video recordings are not yet available, but the organisers assure us that they will be as soon as the editing is done.
Posted about 3 years ago
Mark Kettenis (kettenis@) has recently committed changes which restore a certain amount of startx(1)/xinit(1) functionality for non-root users. The commit messages explain the situation: Read more…
Posted about 3 years ago
On his blog, Gilles Chehade (gilles@) has written a very detailed article on running an OpenSMTPD mail server. The article begins: TL;DR: - NO TL;DR: this time, I spent hours writing, you should spend minutes reading. - OK... I explain in WAY TOO ... [More] MUCH details how to setup a mail server So if you have an interest in running your own mail service, you now have an excellent reference as a starting point. [Less]
Posted about 3 years ago
On Monday, Otto (otto@) committed a small but significant change to the Firefox port. Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 12:50:35 -0600 (MDT) From: Otto Moerbeek To: ports-changes@openbsd.org Subject: CVS: cvs.openbsd.org: ports Sender: ... [More] owner-ports-changes@openbsd.org CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: ports Changes by: otto@cvs.openbsd.org 2019/09/09 12:50:35 Modified files: www/mozilla-firefox: Makefile www/mozilla-firefox/files: all-openbsd.js Log message: Disable DoH by default. While encrypting DNS might be a good thing, sending all DNS traffic to Cloudflare by default is not a good idea. Applications should respect OS configured settings. The DoH settings still can be overriden if needed. ok landry@ job@ If you are running your own DNS over HTTPS (DoH) server, you may want to point Firefox at it using the network.trr.uri configuration option in about:config, and overriding the network.trr.mode setting from Otto's change to 3. For more details on how to configure Firefox's use of DoH, please see their wiki. [Less]
Posted about 3 years ago
The arm64 architecture has joined amd64 and i386 in having -stable package updates available.
Posted about 3 years ago
In a very welcome development, Solene Rapenne (solene@) announced that binary package updates for the most popular platforms will be available for the latest OpenBSD release. The announcement reads: The OpenBSD base system has received binary ... [More] updates for security and some other important problems in the base OS through syspatch(8) for the last few releases. We are pleased to announce that we now also provide selected binary packages for the most recent release. These are built from the -stable ports tree which receives security and a few other important fixes: -release: fixed point in time, no update (6.3, 6.4, 6.5, ...). -stable: conservative updates only. For ports, only the most recent release is updated (currently 6.5). -current: main development branch, receives bigger changes. Read more… [Less]