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OpenBSD 3.4 Released

Contributed by jose on from the thanks! dept.

tedu writes: "We just couldn't wait another 2 days, so now you can enjoy OpenBSD 3.4 a little early and protect yourself from ghosts and goblins.

More details at and the official announcement mailed to misc@ and announce@. Remember to try using a mirror for those ftp installs."

I'm actually trying to install a snapshot right now and is pretty slow ... Anyhow, upgrade, be safe from ghosts and goblins!

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  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Looks like lots of us will be busy this weekend. Happy upgrading/re-installing guys ;)
    Thanks for the OpenBSD developpers for their great work.

    1. By gwyllion () on

      Yes, as Wim already told, use one of the pre-loaded ftp mirrors mentioned in ANNOUNCE.TXT: Alberta, Canada
      (above is master site, please USE A MIRROR below) Boulder, CO, USA West Lafayette, IN, USA Sydney, Australia Lovendegem, Belgium Amsterdam, Netherlands Stockholm, Sweden Turkey

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        My mirror personal at (aka lithium) has been happily serving my 3.4 cdroms to my LAN for about a week now ;)
        But it looks like it's time to patch now :)

        1. By knomevol () antihazchemix@sanctuary.prv on

          i read your comment last night, madame ou monsieur coward, and just had to come back for a second walk through that park you just planted - you greenpeace crazy son of a mother!

          you're crackin' me up to this moment: your personal mirror on your ten-dot, also known as lithium. as in "appropriate med for schizophrenia"? HA!

          i say! boy howdy! giddy-up! whoa mule! keep it goin', crackpot - i dig the whole laughin thing!

  3. By Anonymous Coward () on

    The "official" announcement mailed to misc@ is incorrect. The website has correct information. Is the website not "official"? OpenBSD 3.4 does not contain randomization of executables. Tedu implied this in the OpenBSD 3.4 announcement, and the false claim is now being repeated on Tedu, you know the statement to be false. What's stopping you from posting a correction to misc@? Or would you prefer that OpenBSD users base their faith in the system through your lies and not on its merits? Taking credit for ideas you didn't invent is one thing. Taking credit for code that you haven't even written yet is another.

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  4. By Anonymous Coward () on

    I got my CD last week and did a clean install of 3.4 on my (old) 3.3 machine. Everything went well until I set up X. The script ran, but when I ran 'startx' all I got was errors. X worked seemlessly on this system from 2.9 through 3.3, but now there's some sort of problem.

    Any hints or tips for a non-XFree86 person? I don't want to install the latest XFree86 version since they aren't OpenBSD-reviewed. But I haven't seen any bugs/fixes for the version shipped with 3.4. I'd hate to go back to 3.3...

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      Follow-up to the above... After looking at the X versions, 3.3 had 4.2.1 and 3.4 has 4.3.0. I think something in 4.3.0 doesn't like my system. :( I'll send my logs to the XFree86 people and see what they say.

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        More follow-up. After a lot of time looking through the XFree86 docs for 4.3.0 and examining the log file warnings/errors is looks like 4.3.0 does something new. When multiple primary devices are found, it does nothing - it expects you to explicitly state the bus-id in the config file. In previous versions it looks like it chose the first primary device and continued.

        Hope this helps someone else.

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