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Old 05-01-2014, 05:09 PM   #1
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OpenBSD 5.5 released today


http://www.openbsd.org/55.html

Some highlights:

GNOME 3.10.2
KDE 3.5.10
KDE 4.11.5
Xfce 4.10
MySQL 5.1.73
PostgreSQL 9.3.2
Postfix 2.11.0
OpenLDAP 2.3.43 and 2.4.38
Mozilla Firefox 24.3 and 26.0
Mozilla Thunderbird 24.3.0
GHC 7.6.3
LibreOffice 4.1.4.2
Emacs 21.4 and 24.3
Vim 7.4.135
PHP 5.3.28 and 5.4.24
Python 2.7.6 and 3.3.2
Ruby 1.8.7.374, 1.9.3.484, 2.0.0.353 and 2.1.0
Tcl/Tk 8.5.15 and 8.6.1
JDK 1.6.0.32 and 1.7.0.21
Mono 2.10.9
Chromium 32.0.1700.102
Groff 1.22.2
Go 1.2
GCC 4.6.4 and 4.8.2
LLVM/Clang 3.3
Node.js 0.10.24
 
Old 05-01-2014, 11:58 PM   #2
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Up and running with 5.5. Just finishing up applying my first patch on my box. Four patches to go.

http://www.openbsd.org/errata55.html
 
Old 05-02-2014, 12:19 AM   #3
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^ Thanks for the heads-up!
 
Old 05-02-2014, 08:56 AM   #4
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^ Thanks for the heads-up!
You're welcome.
All 5 patches applied. Now I can relax and enjoy the goodness of OpenBSD.

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Old 05-02-2014, 09:29 AM   #5
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I like OpenBSD a lot, but sadly my hardware is all 'nvidia' based, which means poor X11 performance. Wouldn't hesitate to use it for a headless box though.


BTW, Anyone using MTier for prebuilt -stable updates of the ports?
 
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BTW, Anyone using MTier for prebuilt -stable updates of the ports?
Yes. I've tried it and it works well, but, I now prefer to apply all of my own patches from source and re-compile my kernel and binaries manually as needed.
 
Old 05-02-2014, 09:37 AM   #7
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Yep, I've done the same in the past, and would still continue to do that for the base system, but I was thinking more along the lines of updates to things like firefox, where rebuilding takes a lot of time/effort.
 
Old 05-03-2014, 10:20 AM   #8
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Yep, I've done the same in the past, and would still continue to do that for the base system, but I was thinking more along the lines of updates to things like firefox, where rebuilding takes a lot of time/effort.
I primarily apply patches to update the base system. I will on occasion run pkg_add -Uu to see if there are any new packages for my release. OpenBSD does not usually add new versions of Fire Fox to a release from my experience.
For newer versions of Fire Fox you could run -Current. I am happy to patch my unit and use the provided software in my repository. I upgrade my OpenBSD installations at each release.
 
Old 05-03-2014, 10:35 AM   #9
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I was going to hang on with OpenBSD and upgrade to 5.5, but these days I'm short on time and Slackware just keeps me coming back. It's definitely my favourite *BSD thus far.
 
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^ Agreed. I like tinkering with OpenBSD, but my daily driver is Slackware.
 
Old 05-03-2014, 01:35 PM   #11
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Cool

I like Slackware and OpenBSD the same. At the moment I am dual booting Slackware and OpenBSD 5.5 on two boxes. OpenBSD plays very well with lilo. I love the elegant simplicity of OpenBSD.

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OpenBSD bsdbox.home.local 5.5 GENERIC.MP#0 amd64
 
Old 05-05-2014, 12:39 PM   #12
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I'm tempted to install 5.5 with KDE 4.11.5. This is the first time KDE4 has been in the repos, I believe.
 
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I'm tempted to install 5.5 with KDE 4.11.5. This is the first time KDE4 has been in the repos, I believe.
Yeah, that would be cool. Years ago I ran KDE 3.5.x on FreeBSD 6.0 and it ran very well. I'll bet KDE on OpenBSD 5.5 would run well.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 09:53 PM   #14
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:25 AM   #15
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I'm now running 5.5-stable with KDE4. Couldn't get KDM to work (it freezes if started via rc.conf.local - I can start it manually from it's init script without problems) so gave up on that and just "startx".

Apart from that, the only problems I've encountered so far is with KDE power manager which fails with some error about dbus / backend and with kmix which I just completely disable.

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