Archive for August, 2009

FreeBSD FTP docs available again

Friday, August 7th, 2009

The prebuilt FreeBSD Documentation (such as the FreeBSD Handbook etc) is now again available via FTP at

The system will resume regular builds with weekly Sunday uploads within a couple of days, but I uploaded a new documentation set today. It probably hasn’t hit the FTP mirrors yet, but it should be available on most mirrors within 24-48 hours.

While updating the build system I also disabled the Palm book versions – I simply don’t believe they are used enough anymore to justify mirroring them every week to all the mirrors. If anybody misses the Palm precompiled versions, let me know and I will reconsider if they should be built. starts using 8.0

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

As people reading this blog probably know the FreeBSD 8.0 release cycle is well under way. To help with the release testing the first “real” production system have now been upgraded to FreeBSD 8.0 (close to what will become 8.0-BETA3). The first system to be upgraded is one of the internal recursive nameservers since we have a backup server running 7.2, just in case.

Unless the new 8.0 server has any problems over the comming time more systems will be upgraded, as time permits.

Oh, and in case people wonder why I wrote “real” above, it’s because most (all?) of the package building systems actually have been running various versions of 8.0 for a while, but they just aren’t quite as publically noticable when they crash.