[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)
[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)
[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)
In my previous post I described the process of installing OpenBSD 6.0 on a SPARC64 machine and updating it all the way to 6.5. Now it's time to actually do something with it to get an idea of how well OpenBSD works on this architecture! OpenBSD's base system The OpenBSD team takes pride in providing … Continue reading Running OpenBSD on SPARC64 (HTTPd, packages, patching, X11, …)
Earlier this year I came by an old SunFire v100 that I wrote about in my previous article. After taking a look at the hardware and the LOM, it's time to actually do something with it! And that of course means to install an operating system first. OpenBSD OpenBSD, huh? Yes, I usually write about … Continue reading OpenBSD on SPARC64 (6.0 to 6.5)
After publishing my previous post about how FreeBSD's documentation is way better than that of Linux, I was asked which BSD I'd recommend to somebody who knows Linux but is new to the world of *BSD. This is a good question - and definitely one that cannot be answered in just a comment reply. So … Continue reading How to choose your *BSD OS to begin with?
In the previous post I wrote about how to get a computer up and running with a dual-boot of FreeBSD and OpenBSD while using full disk encryption. This worked quite well but a bit later I decided that it would be a good time to do the FreeBSD installation again - this time going the … Continue reading OpenBSD/FreeBSD (ZFS) dual-boot & thoughts about GPT/EFI
A bit over a month ago, I bought my first refurbished laptop. Previously I used a ThinkPad (owned by the company I work for) for on-call duty. It's running a Linux distro which would not be my first choice at all, it has a small screen and - it's not my property. I wanted my … Continue reading Setting up a FreeBSD/OpenBSD dual-boot with full disk encryption