Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Sep 2013 17:48 UTC
FreeBSD

There has been a lot of maturing technologies in FreeBSD 10, with many new features which make this release, I think, the most exciting one in years. A lot of development has gone into virtualisation support. Virtualisation with FreeBSD Jails has been available for a long time, but not so much "full virtualisation".

Let's have a look at the some of the most talked about, most requested and most interesting features that have found their way into or are planned for 10.0, but may not make the deadline.

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pkgNG
by dindin on Fri 20th Sep 2013 20:41 UTC
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The pkgNG website (https://wiki.freebsd.org/pkgng) has this message:

Availability of pkgs for Download

As a consequence of the security incident on 11th November 2012, for the time being pre-compiled packages for pkgng are not available from any official FreeBSD repository. The test repository pkgbeta.freebsd.org contains only a copy of pkg-1.0.X.txz in order to facilitate the bootstrap procedure for enabling pkgng on a new system. Availability of the new official pkg build cluster has been set back, as resources have instead been devoted to cleaning up after the compromise, and the distributed package building software is being heavily revised for improved security.

Target dates for when service may be resumed have not been released. In the mean time, pkgng users are advised to investigate tools such as poudriere or tinderbox.


Anyone know if 10 will have these repos available.

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