DragonFly 5.4 released!

Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Mon Dec 3 06:11:57 PST 2018

DragonFly 5.4 is released - here's the release page:


The normal ISO and IMG files are available for download and install,
plus an uncompressed ISO image for those installing remotely.

If you have an existing 5.0.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_5_4 origin/DragonFly_RELEASE_5_4
> git checkout DragonFly_RELEASE_5_4
> git pull

And then rebuild: (in /usr/src )

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

After your next reboot, you can optionally update your rescue system:

cd /usr/src
make initrd

Don't forget to upgrade your existing packages.  There's new packages
built for 5.4:

> pkg update
> pkg upgrade

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