Issue 185
Published May 15, 2024

NetBSD 8.3 release and more from BSDs.


NetBSD 8.3 released and end of support for netbsd-8: The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 8.3, the third and final release from the NetBSD 8 stable branch. It represents a selected subset of fixes deemed important for security or stability reasons since the release of NetBSD 8.2 in March 2020, as well as some enhancements backported from the development branch. It is fully compatible with NetBSD 8.0. This also represents the end-of-life for the netbsd-8 release branch. No further security updates will happen. Users running 8.2 or an earlier release are strongly recommended to upgrade to a newer branch, preferably the recent NetBSD 10.0 release. Pkgsrc has already desupported the netbsd-8 branch.


OpenBSD Errata: May 10, 2024 (libcrypto): Errata patch for libcrypto has been released for OpenBSD 7.5. Binary updates for the amd64, arm64 and i386 platform are available via the syspatch utility.

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


Valuable News – 2024/05/13: 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/BSD/Linux systems.

FreeBSD 14.1 Bringing Reproducibly Built Kernels, OpenZFS 2.2.4: Following last week’s release of FreeBSD 14.1 Beta 1, this weekend brought the second beta candidate right on time. FreeBSD 14.1 continues working toward release in mid-June as this point release of the FreeBSD operating system to succeed last November’s FreeBSD 14.0. FreeBSD 14.1 is bringing fixes back-ported from FreeBSD 15 development along with other changes like the date program now supporting nanoseconds, updated OpenSSH and other application updates, various device driver updates, and more.

BSD Now 558: NetBSD 9.4, FreeBSD SSDF Attestation to Support Cybersecurity Compliance, The Lost Worlds of Telnet, alter file ownership and permissions with a feedback information, parallel raw IP input, OpenBSD routers on AliExpress mini PCs, FreeBSD for Devs. Plus a special interview with the organizers of BSDCAN 2024.

The March/April 2024 Issue of the FreeBSD Journal: The focus of the issue revolves around development, be it the evolution of FreeBSD itself or leveraging FreeBSD as a platform for crafting other software. The issue includes a practical guide to FreeBSD kernel development, an exploration of KDE’s CI system that spotlights how the KDE project tests changes on FreeBSD, a look into kernel debugging support in LLVM’s debugger (lldb), and more.

HardenedBSD April 2024 Status Report: New report with changes in src, ports and more.

Valuable News – 2024/05/06: 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/BSD/Linux systems.


Running NetBSD on OmniOS using bhyve: Author wants to run GoToSocial on some *BSD system and they went for using NetBSD 10.0 . And because their hypervisor is running bhyve on OmniOS , you get the title of this blog post.

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