OpenBSD Journal

Random OpenBSD Tidbits

Contributed by jose on from the hacks-of-the-day dept.

A couple of OpenBSD hackers have put up some interesting tidbits on OpenBSD. Maybe you'll have some to share, too.

Aaron Campbell has up his hack of the day , which isn't daily but is pretty useful nonetheless, including wsconsole stuff, building mozilla, and integrating SAMBA and OpenBSD. The Beer OpenBSD User Group has up a nice collection of OpenBSD files and examples some people will find useful, as well.

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  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    I see Aaron has instructions on compiling Mozilla on 3.2-current.
    How stable is this? Is it usable yet, or still just a developers' toy?

    (just asking to see if it's worth the effort to upgrade my -stable box to -current and give it a try)

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      i'm running 3.3-beta (from 2/18 snap) with mozilla 1.3b. both work fine for me. are you asking if -current is usable or if mozilla is usable? with a few exceptions, -current is always useable.

    2. By Anonymous Coward () on

      Its stable but slow. It also runs just as well on stable as current.

    3. By Anonymous Coward () on

      I run mozilla 1.3b on my 3.2-current (02/27/2003)
      It runs as stable and fast as on my Linux laptop.
      I am a webdeveloper and changed totally to OpenBSD now.

      Guess that gives my answer.

    4. By RC () on

      I found 1.2.1 to be about as fast and stable as 1.1 was on FreeBSD. To clarify, startup time seems normal, and it will stay up and running for a good long time (hours). However, it will still crash after a few hours if you, like myself, surf with multiple tabs and multiple windows open.

      As of 1.2.1 on FreeBSD, it would NEVER crash on me, so OpenBSD is still a little bit behind.

      Interestingly enough, Static Mozilla on OpenBSD doesn't seem to take up any more memory than a dynamically compiled version I used on FreeBSD.

      So, IMHO, Mozilla is definately ready for use on OpenBSD/i386. In fact, it was ready at v1.1 . The only limitation I've come across is that installing skins fails miserably... I've even tried copying the files over manually, with no success. I was comfortable enough with the default skin that I didn't even bother trying to find out what the problem was.

      1. By RC () on

        BTW, you don't even need to upgrade to -current. Mozilla works just fine on 3.2-stable.

  2. By Noob () on

    I so needed some of those tidbits, thanks a bunch for posting that!

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      i agree, i find these little things very useful.

  3. By coldie () on

    i just wanted to add, in addition to the samba "tidbit" .. a few speed hacks that greatly improved my samba performance:


    [public] # a strictly read-only share
    level2 oplocks = true
    read prediction = yes

    in addition, i conformed to the suggestions in faq 11 to increase nmbclusters to 8192 and cachepct to 30 (in the kernel).

  4. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Is this site really still running on PHP3? Gettin' a bit outdated, eh?

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      So? There's no need to use latest and greatest if old one fits the needs...

    2. By Anonymous Coward () on

      You are a moron...


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