DragonFly 5.0 released!

John Marino dragonflybsd at marino.st
Tue Oct 17 04:31:06 PDT 2017

On 10/17/2017 01:51, Pierre Abbat wrote:
> On Monday, October 16, 2017 11:25:13 AM EDT Matthew Dillon wrote:
>> Hi folks!  So 5.0 is out the door, and this is probably going to be our
>> stable release for the next few months.  Master is about to get a pile of
>> commits and should be considered a bit more experimental over the next few
>> months than it would normally be.  So if you normally run master, but you
>> want stability, we recommend sticking with the 5.0 release for a few months.
>> Now that 5.0 is out the door, master is going to start getting some really
>> fun performance commits for beefier systems with lots of cores.  However,
>> the most important of these commits is also relatively dangerous as it
>> involves avoid global IPIs by not fully synchronizing the page tables
>> backing the buffer cache. Any corruption in that area of the kernel can
>> directly effect filesystem integrity, which is why I am posting this
>> warning now.
> I just tried "pkg search" and got this error:
> pkg: Repository Avalon missing. 'pkg update' required
> pkg: Repository Avalon load error: access repo file(/var/db/pkg/repo-
> Avalon.sqlite) failed: No such file or directory
> pkg: http://mirror-master.dragonflybsd.org/dports/dragonfly:4.10:x86:64/
> LATEST/meta.txz: Not Found
> pkg: http://mirror-master.dragonflybsd.org/dports/dragonfly:4.10:x86:64/
> LATEST/packagesite.txz: Not Found
> I'm running 4.9 compiled August 8. Do I have to upgrade in order to get any
> packages?

Yes, unless you override the ABI in pkg.conf
DragonFly 4.9 was a dev branch.
As soon as 5.0 was released, the packages of the obsolete 4.9 branch 
were removed.

As I said, if you don't want to upgrade to release (not recommended), 
you can always set the ABI in pkg.conf to 5.0.


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