DragonFly 5.8 released!

Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Tue Mar 3 06:51:07 PST 2020

DragonFly 5.8 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.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_8 origin/DragonFly_RELEASE_5_8
> git checkout DragonFly_RELEASE_5_8
> git pull

And then rebuild: (in /usr/src )

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

(Note that this release contains build-all and install-all targets
that can replace the multiple build and install steps; I'm
recommending the historic process out of habit.)

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 5.8:

> pkg update
> pkg upgrade

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