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Sun, 31 Aug 2008

12:57 AM - (no subject)

 I'm starting a magus run for sparc64.  This will build on deltaflyer, which is a 500mhz netra t1 with 512MB RAM.  If this goes well, I'll try to do a sparc release later in the week.


4:28 PM - MidnightBSD 0.2.1-RELEASE

 The 32bit version of MidnightBSD is now available on the FTP server.  Mirrors are rsyncing.  This version is 3 ISOs where the first one is the OS and a few packages (, and disc 2 and 3 contain packages.  

The version number is 0.2.1 due to a problem with sysinstall found late in the engineering process.  It was easier to fix it, bump the os version, and tag cvs rather than retag and deal with that mess.  The versions are identical aside from sysinstall and src/etc/firstboot.  No need to update if you have 0.2-RELEASE installed.

Here is the changelog for 0.2.x.  Please note that the dates at the end are before 0.1 and 0.1.1 as we branched at that time.  A few of the changes were present in 0.1.x releases, but not many.


	MidnightBSD 0.2.1-RELEASE

	Oops, fix some bugs with sysinstall's handling of packages found on the release ISOs.  Tweak etc/firstboot while where here.

	MidnightBSD 0.2-RELEASE

	Correct problem with pcc and DESTDIR that affected creating live cds
	and jails. 

        sysinstall would incorrectly truncate DHCP info when configuring
        ipv4 networking.  This was the result of a bad patch several months
        ago.  Fix this error.  Found via testing a snapshot.

	Add firmware(9), WEP, CCMP, TKIP to GENERIC.

	Add glabel to GENERIC.

	Intel ICH8 mobile chipset used on some iMacs included with ata.

	pcc connected to the build on i386. (alternative compiler)

	Begin work for MidnightBSD 0.2-PRERELEASE

	Sendmail 8.14.3

	ssh-vulnkey allows you to look for vulnerable ssh keys that
	were generated on Debian and Ubuntu hosts over the last
	few years.  sshd can block offending keys with a configuration

	The elf note on binaries is now set to MidnightBSD.

	Fixed a number of problems with pcc.  It is not yet connected
	to the build, but usable on i386 hosts.  You may use it 
	by make; make install in /usr/src/usr.bin/pcc.  It will
	install in /usr/local as some of the files conflict with
	GCC versions. __MidnightBSD__ is defined in PCC as well.

	System headers were fixed to allow pcc to compile many binaries
	on MidnightBSD.  bin/cp will work now for instance.

	__MidnightBSD__ is now defined via gcc.  This can be tested
	to determine we're running on MidnightBSD in the preprocessor.

	Import bind 9.4.2 with threading

	libpthread (KSE) and libthr are built earlier
	pcvt(4) removed!

	Alias added for core2 cpus.

	Alpha and PC98 only utilities removed from usr/sbin

	syslogd, adduser, rmuser, mergemaster and mailwrapper have been
	improved.  See the man pages for info.

	periodic scripts will not send emails with empty message bodies.
	See mailwrapper fix.

	Sync cpdup with DragonFly.  Add parallel transaction support and
	-l flag to line-buffer stdout and stderr.

	Import bzip2 1.05
	Import OpenSSH 4.9p1

	The default umask was changed to 022.
	/usr/X11R6 paths were removed from several config files.

	.mkshrc files are now installed for root.

	FIx a problem with gif0 tunnels and neighbors with IPV6.

	Add lndir from  This aides in the porting of MirPorts.

	New OS versions were added to the mapage code (groff)

	Correct a buffer overflow in ppp.

	Remove /usr/X11R6 from manpath config.

	Atheros driver no longer has several options set
	which corrects building in tinderbox on all three platforms.

	Added a new macro to sx.h which returns true if the current
	thread holds an exclusive lock on a specifix sx.

	Removed OS/2's HPFS file system.   It's not maintained and
	I don't know anyone using OS/2 or ecomstation these days.
	My copy is in the closet collecting dust.

	Synced tinderbox with FreeBSD.  Modified it for MidnightBSD.
	Developers can now use it to check src builds.

	Add mksh to /etc/shells, made some adjustments to options
	for mksh builds per suggestion upstream.

	USB HID table updated with modern hardware list.

	Updated BSD family true (we're not in there yet)

	iso3166 file updated and import of tzdata2007k for 
	new time zones.

	Updated mksh to latest version R33.

	Remplaced the random IP id generation code with a new
	version by Amit Klein.

	Sendfile write only permissions fix.

	Removed some HPFS and PC98 code.

	iso639 file sycned with DragonFly.

	Changed NTP configuration so that ips aren't cached
	so multiple servers are used.

	Fix an issue with fork() in libpthread.

	Add virtualization detection to set the HZ rate
	according to a VM present.  VMWare and Parallels
	should work better like this.

	Change to full x11 install in sysinstall.  Add
	xorg 7 support.

	Fix the handling of PTY's.  CVE-2008-0216

	mport delete code added, USE_MPORT_TOOLS knob aded.

	Happy New Year

	Update sendmail to 8.14.2

	Update system compiler to gcc 3.4.6.

	Updated mksh to R31d.

	Updated mksh to version R31b.

	Fixed stderr output in libpthread.  Previously it was
	written to stdout.

	Added dot.mkshrc file to support the recent change to 
	mksh from OpenBSD's ksh derived from pdksh.  

	Added new firewall configuration.  ipfw is enabled by default
	with a "desktop" configuration.  Consult /etc/rc.firewall
	or ipfw show to see the ruleset used.  You can disable
	ipfw by setting firewall_enable="NO" in /etc/rc.conf This
	change only effects IPv4.  IPv6 does not have a firewall
	enabled by default.

	Removed GNU tar source.  We've been using BSD tar 
	for awhile.

	Finished removing umapfs and autofs from the tree.

	BIND and Tcpdump have been patched for recent vulnerabilities.

	We switched to BSD cpio (pax).

	Imported cpdup from DragonFly as /bin/cpdup

	Update GNU cpio to 2.8. 

	cvs was updated to 1.12.13.  cvsbug was removed.
	cvs now behaves similarly to DragonFly's cvs with
	most of their local changes.  

I hope to get another architecture uploaded in a few days, but I want to look at a few outstanding issues listed below.

There are a few issues with packages for this release.

  • gtkjj missing?
  • vim failed  - ctags & cscope?
  • gvfs, goffice failed
  • wine failed?
  • gimp-app failed - missing libgtkhtml
  • emacs and xemacs conflict - can't both be installed.
  • xchat - failed missing gtk spell
  • classpath failed
  • mutt failed missing depends
  • samba failed?

tags: release midnightbsd