Issue 92
Published November 10, 2021

Latest roundup of news from the BSD world.


No releases.


OpenBSD Errata: November 9, 2021 (rpki-client): An errata patch for rpki-client has been released for OpenBSD 6.9 and OpenBSD 7.0. rpki-client(8) should handle CA misbehaviours as soft-errors. Binary updates for the amd64, i386 and arm64 platform are available via the syspatch utility.

FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-21:29.tzdata: Several changes in Daylight Saving Time transition dates happened after previous FreeBSD releases were released affecting many users in different parts of the world. Because of these changes, the data in the zoneinfo files need to be updated, and if the local timezone on the running system is affected, tzsetup(8) needs to be run so the /etc/localtime is updated.

FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-21:28.vmci: An error during driver initialization results in a kernel panic due to unallocated resources being freed up.

FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-21:26.libevent: libevent1 maintains a local copy of some structure definitions from system headers to simplify consumers of the library. One of these structures no longer matched the corresponding system definition, causing inconsistent views of the struct event and struct bufferevent layouts.

FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-21:27.caroot: Several certificates were removed from the bundle after the latest release of FreeBSD 12.2 and FreeBSD 13.0. Additionally, an oversight in the root bundle processor included some roots that were not intended to be trusted for these purposes (SERVER_AUTH).

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


Valuable News – 2021/11/08: 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.

amdgpu support in DragonFly: The amdgpu driver, equivalent to Linux 4.19, has been committed along with supporting changes in ttm. Credit goes to Sergey Zigachev, Francois Tigeot, and Matthew Dillon for the work. The module is now built by default in bleeding edge DragonFly.

BSD Now 427: Build Your FreeBSD Developer Workstation, logging is important, how BSD authentication works, pfSense turns 15 years old, OPNsense Business Edition 21.10 released, getting started with pot, and more.

What every IT person needs to know about OpenBSD Part 2: Why use OpenBSD?: This series aims to highlight the project’s signature security features and development practices — razor-sharp focus on correct and secure code coupled with continuing code audit — as well as the project’s role as a source of innovation in security practices and an ‘upstream’ source for numerous widely-used components such as OpenSSH, PF, LibreSSL and others. Part 1 focused on the history, this post will focus on usage and user experience, and Part 3 will look at that packet filter.

OpenBSD on Raspberry Pi 4 with Full-Disk Encryption: Raspberry Pi 4 running with OpenBSD 6.9 and full-disk encryption on a USB3 memory stick

Looking Towards the Future: FreeBSD on the RISC-V Architecture: Since its first release for the i386 processor in 1993, FreeBSD has been ported to run on a wide array of different CPU architectures and platforms. In this article, we will look at the youngest of these architectures on which FreeBSD currently runs: the RISC-V instruction set architecture.

OpenBSD Catchup 2021-11-03 : List of interesting developments (in -current) since OpenBSD 7.0.

Did we miss anything?

This newsletter is made from your content on DiscoverBSD and BSDSec. Submit the stuff we missed so it can appear next time.

Do you have an OSS BSD-related project that you would like to showcase in BSD Weekly? Reply to sender and we can showcase you as a sponsor of an issue (for free).

Do you know anyone who would like this newsletter? Consider forwarding and tell them to subscribe.

Thanks for reading and see you next week! Take a vaccine and stay safe!

Become a Sponsor! Become a Patron!

We won't spam you. Unsubscribe any time.