Category: <span>FreeBSD</span>

Finding the time

It seems I’ve never got enough time these days. I’m a FreeBSD ports committer, but recently I’ve hardly done anything. All I’ve managed to do is keep my own ports updated. It’s quite frustrating because I want to be more involved. Then there’s the other projects like libstatgrab, they don’t even get a look in. I blame the “day job”; …


Router rebuild (or, an excuse to play with IPv6?)

So recently my router decided it didn’t want to whir its fans anymore and consequently gave up on life. It’s a dual CPU machine and both CPU fans had managed to wedge. After fixing them and getting things running again I heard klunking noises coming from the front of the case; one of the disks in the mirror had failed. …


Upgrading from FreeBSD 5.2 to 5.5 (RELENG_5)

I’ve been putting off upgrading my remotely hosted server from FreeBSD 5.2.1 for a while now, but after I started getting random problems I decided I had to move forward. To start with there were a few reasons putting me off doing the upgrade: From version 5.3 of FreeBSD vinum was pretty much broken, so I’d need to switch to …