ZFS: Resizing your zpool I’m about to rebuild my ZFS array (which I documented in my other diary). The array has been running for a while, but I recently learned some new facts about ZFS which spurred me on to rebuilding my array with future-proofing in mind. This is my plan for tonight. As I […]
mailwrapper exited on signal 11 With software comes upgrades. I have been running FreeBSD 6.x on several servers at home. I recently upgraded them to 8.x, using 7.x as a stepping stone. The upgrade process went well. All systems are up and running. However, I have noticed one particular problem which I now know how
FreeBSD 6.0-RC1 – yes, I know this is late This article was originally finished on about Oct 18, but I never published it (for no particular reason). Although 6.0 has now been released, I thought I’d publish it now, just in case it helps. The original article follows. FreeBSD 6.0-RC1 came out on Oct 11.
Cross compiling on AMD64 – the teaser Cross compiling is the act of compiling for one platform (e.g. i386) when on another (e.g. AMD 64). Why is this interesting to me? I have an AMD 64 3000+ with 1GB of RAM running on an ASUS A8V Deluxe1. It’s acting as my gateway right now. Needless
ERROR: version of config(8) does not match kernel! I’ve seen this problem occur with other people when I was upgrading from 4.4 to 4.5. And now I’ve encountered this joy. Personally, I blame my not being on a bike since early December. That’s two months without a ride! In reality, I noticed that the FreshPorts2
cvsup bug fix and upgrading to 4.4 The Billionium came and went and few people noticed. But all cvsup mirrors noticed. And so did some cvsup clients. On Sun Sep 9 01:46:40 UTC 2001, the Unix date changed from 999,999,999 to 1,000,000,000. This uncovered a long-standing bug in CVSup. The bug places a heavy load
Build world on your fast box, install on your slow box The build world process is used to upgrade FreeBSD from one version to another (e.g. 4.2-RELEASE to 4.2-STABLE). This process involves downloading source code, compiling it, installing it, and resolving any configuration file issues, although not necessarily in that order. The best place to
How long does it take to upgrade via cvsup? One of the most powerful features of FreeBSD is the upgrade facility. cvsup is a great tool when it comes to upgrading your source code. I was in the process of upgrading a friend’s box from 4.0-RELEASE to 4.1-STABLE. That’s when I thought it might
4.1-STABLE – fetch now going just fine If you read my article on Upgrading to 4.1-STABLE – things to watch out for, you’ll know that I, and a few otheres, had problems with fetch. This problem has been fixed. Thank you Dag-Erling Smorgrav for providing the fix. Keep reading and I’ll show you how I
The make-world script Do you remember that makefile I had for my upgrade from FreeBSD 4.0-Release to FreeBSD 4.0-Stable. Well, gill wrote in with an improvement. It doesn’t make things any faster. But it does make the script easier to configure. I’ve updated the old script with his changes and the script is available here.