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Posted 10 months ago
If you're trying to run a recent elasticsearch such as 6.x on midnightbsd, you may find it doesn't startup.   Try adding the following to /usr/local/etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.yml: xpack.ml.enabled: false bootstrap.system_call_filter: false...
Posted 11 months ago
MidnightBSD 1.2 release is now available. It's a security and bug fix release.  Most of the focus was on mports and base system third party libraries....
Posted over 1 year ago
A lot of people have been curious what our plans are for this year.  I've also had a lot of bug reports lately.  First, the plan is to release 1.1 in the next few weeks. This is mostly a security update with new versions of several popular software ... [More] packages. It will be a small update from 1.0.  As a result of this work, plans for package manager changes have been pushed to 1.2 along with the related installer work.  In terms of ports, we plan on looking into the flavors feature available in FreeBSD and other BSDs ports systems. Some of the plumbing has already been put into the package manager to support this. However, it will take a bit more work as there are modifications needed for our package cluster software to handle it.  The package cluster software is getting rewritten currently.  At the time of the 1.0 release, there were a lot of outdated packages. We've since fixed several and updated many gnome related ports. Qt5 updates are still on the todo list.  It was also determined that there are problems with python ports as more things are transitioning to python 3.x.  This requires the flavors work or a bunch of py3 ports to be created.  On the browser front, epiphany and midori were updated last month along with some of the webkit ports. The firefox port is partially done, but stalled on badly needed compiler updates and patches.  Work was started on porting LLVM properly, but complications arose upstream.  We didn't get a hard no, but a soft no along with needs for a build cluster node for their project. If someone is willing to donate this or time to help with getting upstream patches, that would be quite helpful. Proper LLVM/CLANG ports are needed at a starting point to get Rust and other languages working more easily. This is a top blocker for really solving long term browser support issues.  We need help getting patches upstreamed with various projects.... [Less]
Posted over 1 year ago
MidnightBSD 1.1-CURRENT now has OpenSSL 1.0.2p rather than the 1.0.1 verisons.  Ideally, we will need to get 1.1.1 in, but that will take a lot more work in userland.  Anything built against the system OpenSSL should be rebuilt.  Many ports should ... [More] not be affected.   In light of other changes in the last 24 hours, it's ideal to rebuild world completely if you're running current.... [Less]
Posted over 1 year ago
mksh R56C and OpenSSH 7.5p1 are now in current.  The latter removes support for the legacy v1 protocol.   Several bugfixes were done related to MSI-X allocation and for intel gigabit network cards.  (em/igb)...
Posted almost 2 years ago
New feature in current mport package manager: mport config get
Posted almost 2 years ago
Hadoop 1.x was just added to mports in devel/hadoop.  This took some time to port.   devel/glib20 was recently updated....
Posted almost 2 years ago
The 1.0 release is finally available. Still buidling packages for i386 and plan to do an amd64 package build later in the week.   The single largest issue with the release process has been the web server performance.  The CPU is overloaded and has ... [More] been at solid 100% for several days.  The server has a core i7 7700 in it.  I'm trying to figure out what to buy as an upgrade so that we don't continue to have this issue going forward. As it's actually blocked in multiple processes, a 6 or 8 core chip might be an improvement for the workload.... [Less]
Posted almost 2 years ago
The 1.0 ISOs are on the FTP server. The release notes are nearly written. Waitnig on some updated packages and we'll be able to call this thing....
Posted about 2 years ago
One of our servers was setup in MidnightBSD 0.7 and had an older ZFS configuration. Over time, the drivers were replaced with 4k advanced format disks. Since ZFS won't let you change the ashift setting on an existing pool, the drivers were not ... [More] running at optimal performance.  MidnightBSD 1.0 current warns about this sutation.  How to fix it?  In this case, there were 2 drives in a mirror and a cache disk as well as another backup pool.  First, we performed a backup to the other pool just to be safe using zfs send -R mypool@snapshot | zfs receive -F backup/mypool, then we removed one of the disks from the pool using zpool detach ada4p1.  We then blew away the partition and created a new gpt partion that was 4k aligned.  gpart add -t mnbsd-zfs -a 4k ada4  Next, we created a new pool called tank  with the one drive.  We then ran zfs send and receive to copy data from mypool to tank.  Once this data is copied, we went into single user mode (shutdown now) and exported both pools. We then imported the new pool tank.  zfs export tank; zfs export mypool; zfs import tank.  This allowed our mount points to kick in.   Next, we repreated the process of repartitioning the second disk, ada3.  We then add it by doing zfs attach tank ada4p1 ada3p1 to include the second disk in the mirror.  Finally we did zpool add cache tank ada1 to re-add our ssd cache drive.  The drive will need to rebuild which can take some time.  This approach prevents any data loss.... [Less]