DragonFly 4.6 released!

Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Tue Aug 2 13:29:06 PDT 2016

DragonFly 4.6 is out!


> From the release page:

"DragonFly version 4.6 brings more updates to accelerated video for
both i915 and radeon users, home-grown support for NVMe controllers,
preliminary EFI support, improvements in SMP and networking
performance under heavy load, and a full range of binary packages."

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

If you have an existing 4.4.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_6 origin/DragonFly_RELEASE_4_6
> git checkout DragonFly_RELEASE_4_6
> git pull

And then rebuild: (in /usr/src )

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

Don't forget to upgrade your existing packages.  4.6 packages have
already been built and are immediately available.

> pkg upgrade

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