Issue 144
Published April 05, 2023

FreeBSD desktop controversy? I guess so … Plus pkgsrc-2023Q1 and more.


MidnightBSD 3.0.1: MidnightBSD 3.0.1 release includes the following changes: - OpenSSL 1.1.1t - mport 2.2.9 - Fix CVE-2020-10188 in telnetd - doas 6.3p9 - tzdata 2023c - readelf - gnu compatibility on output

FreeBSD 13.2-RC6 Available: The sixth RC build for the FreeBSD 13.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, powerpc, powerpc64, powerpc64le, powerpcspe, armv6, armv7, aarch64, and riscv64 architectures are FreeBSD mirror sites.


OpenBSD Errata: March 29, 2023 (xserver): Errata patches for X11 server 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.

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


Announcing the pkgsrc-2023Q1 branch: Pkgsrc has announced its 78th quarterly release, which includes over 27,000 packages and supports 23 platforms, with 10 currently working. The latest release includes updates and additions to many packages, including Ruby, Python, Haskell, and PHP.

BSD Now 500: Guarding the Wire : Wireguard VPN Server with Unbound on OpenBSD, Auditing for OpenZFS Storage Performance, OpenBSD 7.2 on a Thinkpad X201, Practical Guides to fzf, Replacing postfix with dma, and more.

Desktop FreeBSD won’t improve unless people are using it: The author doubts that BSD people actually run BSD as a desktop os.

Comments on “Desktop FreeBSD won’t improve unless people are using it”: Author’s response to comments about his previous post about the state of FreeBSD on desktop.


Using DTrace to find block sizes of ZFS, NFS, and iSCSI: Author shows how to go from a general question to a specific answer, using awesome dtrace powers.

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