CBSD Base Upgrade

Upgrade in CBSD means the same as in FreeBSD: increse only in patch version.

cbsd baseupdate
service cbsd restart

For upgrade you need to stop the jail, set it to new base and start the jail.

cbsd jstop nginx
cbsd jset jname=nginx ver=12.1
cbsd jstart nginx
cbsd …

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FreeBSD Upgrade

Upgrade in FreeBSD world means having a host on version 12.0 and doing similar procedure like in FreeBSD update, but ending up with a major or minor version number incresed, not patch version number.


env PAGER=/bin/cat freebsd-update upgrade -r 12.1-RELEASE
freebsd-version -ku
bectl create …

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FreeBSD Update

As you might be comming from Linux background, like I am, you might not be familiar with the FreeBSD update procedure. The main difference is that FreeBSD has base system as one big component which is updated as a whole, plus it has packages like any other Unix.


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IT Feels Like Constant Failure

Do you remember when any operating system just worked? Me neither, and I hate it. I mean, Windows was always just a joke. Just think about it, Microsoft said their git repository is 300GB in size. How do you compile, let alone read? One will probably think of Linux, but …

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HardenedBSD Install Over Serial

If you have APU or similar router, it's a big chance you'll need serial console install procedure. You'll have to mount install image before booting and change /boot/loader.conf so it includes the lines to use serial console:

console="comconsole …

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CBSD Reggae

If you didn't get it by now, I'm huge CBSD fan. Actually, I'm CBSD developer now. :o) One of the things I play with is Reggae, and some people asked me to describe it and make a demo. So here goes the explanation why I created it, how to use …

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Getting Started with Digital Audio

It's bad to start your post with an apology, but I must: this one won't deal with FreeBSD as much as set some foundation for the posts to come.

The base for a good digital audio workstation, or DAW for short is audio interface. That is the piece of equipment …

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FreeBSD Cloud and DevOps 3

By now you know how to manage jails with Makefile. It's nice, but I took it a bit further this past few months. I realized that Makefile can effectively replace Vagrant, so I created program called Reggae: REGister Globaly Access Everywhere. In short it consists of few scripts that (de …

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NuttX and Clang

I am proud owner of a home audio studio, but it has a big flaw: hardware is not open source. You may think it's not a big deal, but once you want to alter something, you realize you're stuck. Let me explain. My mixer is digital and you control it …

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The problem I was having was that I could record MIDI, but not send it to hardware output. For impatient, just run chmod o+rw /dev/umidi*. Yes, it was that stupid and it took me few days to realize what's the problem, so let's go through my setup and …

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