Issue 161
Published October 04, 2023

After a short break, new issue is out with the new pkgsrc branch and more.


No releases.


No security announcements.

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


Announcing the pkgsrc-2023Q3 branch: The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the 80th quarterly release of pkgsrc, the cross-platform packaging system. pkgsrc contains over 27,000 packages, with varying support across 23 distinct operating systems. Since the pkgsrc-2023Q2 release, 199 packages were added, 174 removed, and 2199 updates (to 1503 distinct packages) were processed. These included 27 Go, 101 Perl, 558 Python, and 263 Ruby package updates.

BSD Now 526: ZFS Replication Tools: Why DNS is still hard to learn, Unix support 50 years ago, ZFS Replication tools, Between ISA and PCI, PCs had EISA and VLB, Old Computer Challenge v3, and more.

Valuable News – 2023/10/02: The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems.

OpenBSD-current has moved to 7.4: For those unfamiliar with the process: this is not the 7.4 release, but is part of the standard build-up to the release.


Introduction to sysclean(8): sysclean(8) is a system tool designed for help system administrator to keep their OpenBSD clean after upgrade.

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