Linux News Today: DragonFly BSD 4.4.3 Point Release Brings OpenSSL 1.0.1s, Intel Skylake Support

Not a GNU/Linux operating system, but DragonFly BSD is one of the most appreciated BSD distributions out there, so today we’re informing you about the release of DragonFly BSD 4.4.3.

DragonFly BSD 4.4.3 is the third point release in the stable series of the operating system, and it looks like it brings some very interesting changes, among which we can mention support for Intel Skylake processors, the OpenSSL 1.0.1s library, kqueue support to the NFS file system, as well as various diskless adjustments.

Furthermore, a typo has been fixed in the disk_create() arguments for accessing >1 SD-/MMC-card, the unzip utility has been added for extracting zip archives, master world can now build the 4.4 Release, -release can now be built on master, and i219 driver support has been added.

Continuing, there are multiple HAMMER improvements, such as a temporary workaround for a kernel panic when deleting a volume, a new obfuscate option to hammer show, a restriction for accessing the HAMMER userspace buffer beyond 16KB, and a fix for a bug that occurred when attempting to erase the volume header.

How to upgrade to DragonFly BSD 4.4.3 right now

Among other changes implemented in today’s DragonFly BSD 4.4.3 release, we can mention that the zoneinfo database has been synchronized with tzdata2016b from, and the zdump command will no longer warn you about abbreviations like “-05.” Then, a “register” sneaked into the last commit has been removed from zic, and the missing cpu_enable_intr() function has been added to kernel’s acpi_timer.

Existing users who have a previous version of the DragonFly BSD 4.4 operating system installed on their computers can upgrade to today’s 4.4.3 point release right now. To do that, they’ll need to run the following commands in a terminal emulator. On the other hand, those of you want to install DragonFly BSD 4.4.3 on new computers can download the ISO images via our website.

cd /usr; make src-update
         (or  src-create-shallow if you don't already have source)
make buildworld && make buildkernel
make installkernel && make installworld
make upgrade

Via Softpedia