Issue 164
Published October 25, 2023

Some interesting pre/releases and more. Read on!


FuguIta 7.4 Pre-Releases: Following test versions are in the “test” directory of every mirror: FuguIta-7.4-i386 and FuguIta-7.4-amd64.

FreeBSD 14.0-RC2 Available: The second RC build for the FreeBSD 14.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, powerpc, powerpc64, powerpc64le, powerpcspe, armv7, aarch64, and riscv64 architectures are FreeBSD mirror sites.

Bastille 0.10.20231013 Released: The Bastille team has finally published the long awaited 0.10.20231013 release, titled “Worth The Wait”. They’re confident this is the best release they’ve had so far–you’re going to like it! This release includes a new setup command to handle one-time configuration of Bastille hosts, a new tags command to manage tags on containers, improved support for dual-stack ip4/ip6 containers and much more! Find Bastille 0.10.20231013 in FreeBSD latest repository or visit Bastille GitHub for source installation.


No security announcements.

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


OpenBSD’s built-in memory leak detection: As announced on the misc@ mailing list, Otto Moerbeek, the author of OpenBSD’s malloc(3) implementation a.k.a. “otto malloc”, has written a tutorial on the new malloc(3) leak detection available in OpenBSD 7.4.

Valuable News – 2023/10/23: 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.

EuroBSDCon 2023 Trip Report – Bojan Novković: Trip report from Bojan, who received the FreeBSD Foundation travel grant to attend EuroBSDcon in Coimbra, Portugal.

BSD Now 529: Adopting FreeBSD as Your Open Source Operating System, How Hard is it to Adapt a Memory Allocator to CHERI, Running Stable Diffusion on FreeBSD, Self-hosting Pixelfed on OpenBSD, Time Capsule instance using Samba, FreeBSD, and ZFS, and more.

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