DragonFly 4.2.0 released

Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Mon Jun 29 06:22:42 PDT 2015

DragonFly 4.2 has been tagged and built:


>From the release page:

"Version 4.2 of DragonFly brings significant updates to i915 and
Radeon support, a move to GCC 5 (and the first BSD to do so), a
replacement to Sendmail, and numerous other changes including OpenSSL
updates, a new boot screen, improved sound, and improved USB support."

The release page has links to the tagging commits for this release,
which have an exhaustive list of all the commits that went in between
4.0 and 4.2.  The normal ISO and IMG files are available for download
and install.

This version drops Sendmail as part of the base system and switches to
DMA as a local-only agent.  Be ready for some extra configuration if
you normally send outgoing mail with any box you are moving to 4.2!

If you have an existing 4.0.x system and are running a generic kernel,
the normal upgrade process will work.  Change your local /usr/src to

> cd /usr/src
> git fetch origin
> git branch DragonFly_RELEASE_4_2 origin/DragonFly_RELEASE_4_2
> git checkout DragonFly_RELEASE_4_2
> git pull

And then rebuild:

> make buildworld
> make buildkernel
> make installkernel
> make installworld
> make upgrade

Don't forget to upgrade your existing packages.  4.2 packages have
already been built and are immediately available.

> pkg upgrade

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