Issue 170
Published December 12, 2023

Some more FreeBSD erratas this week and more.


No releases.


FreeBSD 12.4 and stable/12 branch end-of-life: As of December 31, 2023, FreeBSD 12.4 and the stable/12 branch will reach end of life and will no longer be supported by the FreeBSD Security Team. Users of FreeBSD 12.4 are strongly encouraged to upgrade to a newer release as soon as possible. Note that FreeBSD 12 is the last release series built from the Subversion repository. The git2svn service will be discontinued after December 31, 2023, and the Subversion repository will stop being updated. If there are any commits to stable/12 or other branches after the EOL date they will only be accessible in the Git repository.

FreeBSD security updates: Multiple FreeBSD Errata Notices and Security Advisories has arrived

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


BSD Now 536: Pot-flavored Jails: OpenZFS Storage Best Practices and Use Cases, EuroBSDcon trip report, Disks from the Perspective of a File System, Creating Jails using flavours in pot, OpenIKED 7.3 released, OpenSMTPD 7.4.0p1 Released, FreeBSD can now boot in 25 milliseconds, and more.


Personal FreeBSD PKGBASE Update Server: FreeBSD UNIX system can be updated in many ways. You can use freebsd-update(8) command to fetch and install the official binary patches. You can download the FreeBSD sources and compile your new version. You can download and install base.txz and kernel.txz sets in a new ZFS Boot Environment along with copying over your config files there. While for most users these three options will be more then enough – there is a small group or people that need something else. Companies. People that like to use custom FreeBSD version or enterprise corporate world that needs to fulfill many compliance regulations. For their multiple reasons – including but not limited to – security – they want to have their own trusted FreeBSD update infra under their control.

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