Legends start at 1.0! – FreeBSD in 1993 (pt. 1)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2022/fbsd1_pt1.gmi In 2017, I wrote a series of articles [1], [2], [3] and [4] on FreeBSD's famous version 4.11 (and an experiment to use Pkgsrc to get modern software running on it), … Continue reading Legends start at 1.0! – FreeBSD in 1993 (pt. 1)

Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (2/2)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/cross-platform_package_building_pt2.gmi The previous article (part 1) on cross-platform package management / package building covered the basics by taking a look at what some of the many difficulties are. It briefly described some … Continue reading Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (2/2)

Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (1/2)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/cross-platform_package_building_pt1.gmi This is the first of a two articles on cross-platform package management / package building. It covers the basics by discussing why it is actually surprisingly (to many people) difficult to … Continue reading Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (1/2)

Advance!BSD – thoughts on a not-for-profit project to support *BSD (2/2)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/advance_bsd_pt2.gmi [Edit (22/07/21)]Yet another poll on Reddit asking for the preferred means of communication ended with great support for continuing the project in a Subreddit of its own. So after today the … Continue reading Advance!BSD – thoughts on a not-for-profit project to support *BSD (2/2)

Advance!BSD – thoughts on a not-for-profit project to support *BSD (1/2)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/advance_bsd_pt1.gmi There are multiple reasons why I am a BSD user and enthusiast. For one thing I enjoy using systems where the design benefits from the holistic approach (whole OS vs. "kernel … Continue reading Advance!BSD – thoughts on a not-for-profit project to support *BSD (1/2)

FreeBSD package building pt. 5: Sophisticated Synth

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/freebsd_package_building_pt5.gmi In the previous posts of this series, there was an introduction to package building on FreeBSD and we discussed basic Synth usage. The program's configuration, working with compiler cache and using … Continue reading FreeBSD package building pt. 5: Sophisticated Synth

FreeBSD package building pt. 4: (Slightly) Advanced Synth

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/freebsd_package_building_pt4.gmi In the previous posts of this series, there was an introduction to package building on FreeBSD and we discussed basic Synth usage. The program's configuration, working with compiler cache and using … Continue reading FreeBSD package building pt. 4: (Slightly) Advanced Synth

FreeBSD package building pt. 3: Intermediate Synth

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/freebsd_package_building_pt3.gmi In this article we'll continue exploring Synth. After covering a general introduction to package building as well as Synth's basic operation in the previous articles, we're going to look at the … Continue reading FreeBSD package building pt. 3: Intermediate Synth

FreeBSD package building pt. 2: Basic Synth

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/freebsd_package_building_pt2.gmi The previous article was an introduction into package building on FreeBSD in general. It also included references to various other articles about package management and working with ports. Familiarity with those … Continue reading FreeBSD package building pt. 2: Basic Synth

FreeBSD package building pt. 1: Introduction and test system

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/freebsd_package_building_pt1.gmi In 2017 I started to post a series of well-received articles that was meant to culminate in a tutorial on building packages on FreeBSD. I wrote about the history of package … Continue reading FreeBSD package building pt. 1: Introduction and test system