Episode 370

Testing shutdown


October 1st, 2020

45 mins 12 secs

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About this Episode

The world’s first OpenZFS based live image, FreeBSD Subversion to Git Migration video, FreeBSD Instant-workstation 2020, testing the shutdown mechanism, login_ldap added to OpenBSD, and more

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FuryBSD 2020-Q3 The world’s first OpenZFS based live image

FuryBSD is a tool to test drive stock FreeBSD desktop images in read write mode to see if it will work for you before installing. In order to provide the most reliable experience possible while preserving the integrity of the system the LiveCD now leverages ZFS, compression, replication, a memory file system, and reroot (pivot root).

FreeBSD Subversion to Git Migration: Pt 1 Why?

FreeBSD moving to Git: Why? With luck, I'll be writing a few blogs on FreeBSD's move to git later this year. Today, we'll start with "why"?
Video from Warner Losh

News Roundup

FreeBSD Instant-workstation 2020

A little over a year ago I published an instant-workstation script for FreeBSD. The idea is to have an installed FreeBSD system, then run a shell script that uses only base-system utilities and installs and configures a workstation setup for you.

nut – testing the shutdown mechanism

Following on from my recent nut setup, this is the second in a series of three posts.
The next post will deal with adjusting startup and shutdown times to be sure everything proceeds as required.

login_ldap added to OpenBSD -current

With this commit, Martijn van Duren (martijn@) added login_ldap(8) to -current

Beastie Bits


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