Issue 82
Published August 18, 2021

OpenBSD erratas plus all the latest news and tutorials from BSD world.


No releases.


OpenBSD Errata: August 11, 2021 (perl): An errata patch for perl has been released for OpenBSD 6.9. perl(1) Encode (3p) loads a module from an incorrect relative path. Binary updates for the amd64, i386 and arm64 platform are available via the syspatch utility.

OpenBSD Errata: August 11, 2021 (kernel): An errata patch for the kernel has been released for OpenBSD 6.8 and OpenBSD 6.9. In a specific configuration, wg(4) leaked mbufs. 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.


Valuable News – 2021/08/16: 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.

Meet the 2021 FreeBSD Google Summer of Code Students: The FreeBSD Project is proud to have participated in the Google Summer of Code program since its inception in 2005. As the 2021 session nears its completion, the Foundation asked a few of our GSoC students to share more about themselves and their experience working with the Project.

pkgupdate, an OpenBSD script to update packages fast: pkgupdate is a simple shell script meant for OpenBSD users of the stable branchs (people following releases) to easily keep their packages up to date.

BSD Now 415: Wrong Way to Switch Server OS, Net/1 and Net/2 – A Path to Freedom, Permissions Two Mistakes, OpenBSD progress in supporting riscv64 platform, I2P intro, git sync murder is out, GhostBSD init system poll, and more


How to convert from ports-jail to /jails/freshports: This post is the latest in a series of posts documenting the process of converting from using a chroot to using a full proper jail.

The Power To Serve: Custom Kernel Goodness on FreeBSD: Like Linux, FreeBSD (and Windows and MacOS) all have an underlying Kernel. This is basically a loose term that describes all the underlying components that the user doesn’t see day-to-day when utilizing an Operating System, such as firmware and drivers being loaded, support for multithreading, filesystem support, and so on. Because BSD has so much support for strange devices- like VAX machines of old- it’s expected of users who wish to optimize their systems to purge unneeded support from their system.

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