martes, 26 de mayo de 2009

Easy Jailing with The (PC-BSD) Warden

I've been looking at a neat little program that is part of PC-BSD called The Warden. With this program is very easy to setup and manage FreeBSD jails. The Warden supports pre packaged software that can be installed into jails called Inmates. In this example I will be using the Joomla Inmate package that installs Joomla, Apache, MySQL and PHP in a short space of time.


viernes, 15 de mayo de 2009

Linux: What's coming in 2.6.30

The next kernel version is to provide all that's necessary to convert, for example, a RAID 5 into a RAID 6 and vice versa. There are changes to the block layer designed to speed up the system, and new and improved drivers will offer better SAS support.


FreeBSD custom build iso available

I believe this list (and probably the forums) would be the best place
to announce one of my little projects, namely the building of custom
FreeBSD install discs (DVD sized for desktops, CD sized for servers)
with the latest release and updated packages.

I have been experimenting lately with 'make release' and ports'
building using ports-mgmt/tinderbox. I am using a dedicated system for
building the base system and packages. The purpose of this experiment
(besides the educational value of it) is to allow me to build FreeBSD
discs with custom and up to date packages. These will in turn reduce
significantly the amount of time required to install new systems (esp.
desktops which need hundred of packages).

Glen Barber, who is also frequenting this list, has once again offered
(as with the openoffice packages) lots of his webspace and bandwidth,
allowing me to host the images so others can also benefit from this
work. At this time, the first image is already uploaded and you can
obtain it from this directory:


Virtualbox on FreeBSD is ready for testing.

After the announcement from Alexander Eichner about Virtualbox on FreeBSD, we started the work on a port for FreeBSD. Now we think that we solved the most problems and are ready for the first Call for Testing.

sábado, 9 de mayo de 2009

Interview with Evoke developer Dylan Cochran

I sent an email to Dylan Cochran with some question regarding his Evoke BSD project. It’s been sitting in my email for a little while, so it’s time to post it.

viernes, 8 de mayo de 2009

FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report

Since the last Status Reports there has been interesting progress in FreeBSD Development. FreeBSD 7.2 was released just a few days ago. Some of the highlights include: Support for superpages in the FreeBSD Virtual Memory subsystem. The FreeBSD Kernel Virtual Address space has been increased to 6GB on amd64. An updated jail(8) subsystem that supports multi-IPv4/IPv6/noIP and much more. Lots of FreeBSD Developers are in Ottawa, Canada attending the FreeBSD Developer Summit that is before BSDCan. BSDCan officially starts tomorrow and should cover lots of interesting topics, see the BSDCan Website for more information.


domingo, 3 de mayo de 2009

FreeBSD 7.2 Released!

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE. This is the third release from the 7-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 7.1 and introduces some new features. Some of the highlights:

- support for fully transparent use of superpages for
application memory
- support for multiple IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for jails
- csup(1) now supports CVSMode to fetch a complete CVS repository
- Gnome updated to 2.26, KDE updated to 4.2.2
- sparc64 now supports UltraSparc-III processors


sábado, 2 de mayo de 2009

FreeBSD supported branches update

The branches supported by the FreeBSD Security Officer have been updated to reflect the EoL (end-of-life) of FreeBSD 7.0. The new list is below and at . Please note that FreeBSD 7.0 was originally announced with an EoL date of February 28, 2009, but the EoL was delayed by two months in order to allow a 3 month window for systems to be upgraded to FreeBSD 7.1.

Users of FreeBSD 7.0 are advised to upgrade promptly to FreeBSD 7.1, either by downloading an updated source tree and building updates manually, or (for i386 and amd64 systems) using the FreeBSD Update utility as described in the FreeBSD 7.1 release announcement. Some users may wish to wait for the upcoming FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE; however, they should be aware that FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE will only receive "normal" support (i.e., support for 12 months) and consequently it will not be supported for as long as FreeBSD 7.1.


OpenBSD 4.5 released

The OpenBSD team is pleased to announce the release of OpenBSD 4.5.