Issue 128
Published November 02, 2022

All the latest news and tutorials from the BSD world.


No releases.


OpenBSD Errata: November 1, 2022 (expat): Errata patches for libexpat have been released for OpenBSD 7.1 and 7.2. Binary updates for the amd64, i386 and arm64 platform are available via the syspatch utility.

OpenBSD Errata: October 27, 2022 (ukbd): Errata patch for USB keyboard has been released for OpenBSD 7.2. Binary updates for the amd64, i386 and arm64 platform are available via the syspatch utility.

As always, it’s worth following BSDSec. RSS feed and Twitter account available.


HardenedBSD October 2022 Status Report: Monthly report of changes in src and ports.

Videos from EuroBSDcon 2022 now available: EuroBSDcon YouTube channel has been updated with a variety of talk recordings from this year’s con.

BSDNow 478: Debunking sudo myths: Open Source in Enterprise Environments, Your Comprehensive Guide to rc(8): FreeBSD Services and Automation, How Rob Pike got hired by Dennis Richie, what FreeBSD machines rubenerd uses, new debugbreak command, 7 sudo myths debunked.


Nushell: Introduction to a new kind of shell: Solène Rapenne: nushell is non-POSIX shell, so most of your regular shells knowledge (zsh, bash, ksh, etc…) can’t be applied on it, and using it feels like doing functional programming. I packaged it for OpenBSD, so it’s available on -current (and will be in releases after 7.3 is out), the port could be used on 7.2 with no effort. With Nix, it’s packaged under the name nushell, the binary name is nu.

httm – The Hot Tub Time Machine is Your ZFS Turn-Back-Time Method: You may already know how powerful ZFS snapshots are at enabling simple recovery from accidentally or maliciously deletion or corruption of files, but with a tool like Hot Tub Time Machine (HTTM) you can manage this on a per file basis even more easily. Enabling self-service restoration can reduce the load on your IT team, and HTTM even works on machines that do not use ZFS, as long as they are backed up to ZFS.

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