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)

Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: Linux, illumos and more (pt. 4)

[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/multi-os_pxe-booting_from_fbsd_pt4.gmi Post 1 of this mini series is about what lead me to do this in the first place, features a little excursion for people new to PXE and details the setup … Continue reading Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: Linux, illumos and more (pt. 4)

Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: PXE menu and *BSD (pt. 3)

[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/multi-os_pxe-booting_from_fbsd_pt3.gmi Post 1 of this mini series is about what lead me to do this in the first place, features a little excursion for people new to PXE and details the setup … Continue reading Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: PXE menu and *BSD (pt. 3)

Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: Introduction (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/2021/multi-os_pxe-booting_from_fbsd_pt1.gmi This is an introductory article; if you're familiar with PXE you will want to skip the excursion but may be interested in the "Why". The article ends with the post-installation setup … Continue reading Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: Introduction (pt. 1)

CentOS killed by IBM – a chance to go new ways?

[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/2020/centos_killed.gmi On December 8 2020 a Red Hat employee on the CentOS Governing Board announced that CentOS would continue only as CentOS Stream. For the classical CentOS 8 the curtain will fall … Continue reading CentOS killed by IBM – a chance to go new ways?

Rusted ravens: Ravenports march 2019 status update

It's been a couple of months since I last wrote about Ravenports, the universal *nix application building framework. Not exactly being a slowly moving project, a lot has happened since then. Platform support Raven currently supports DragonFly BSD, FreeBSD, Linux and Solaris/Illumos, the latter being only in the form of binary packages (except for when … Continue reading Rusted ravens: Ravenports march 2019 status update