HEADS UP: development branch changes


There’s a whole lot of changes in the development branch (HEAD) of DragonFly. These are good changes, especially if you are a multiprocessor user, but HEAD users will shortly need to recompile everything – kernel, world, and ports/pkgsrc! Matthew Dillon lays it out in a recent post.

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  1. Lazarus says:

    Stupid question… is this why there have been absolutely no packages on GoBSD.com for the last few days?

    DragonFly is great stuff, but this one one of the reasons I dislike not having at least a small collection of useful packages on the install CD (X, Blackbox, Firefox perhaps?).

    There are times when one does a fresh install, and D’oh! No packages available for download.

    I suppose that I could always build them myself, but man, that’s the kind of fun I’d prefer to leave with the Gentoo crowd ;^)

  2. I think that’s a separate issue; gobsd.com lost its main page temporarily (fireflybsd.com showed up instead; I assume a virtual domain problem) and the packages directory has been gone since.

    I haven’t heard what’s happening…

  3. Lazarus says:

    Thanks for the update :-)