DragonFly 5.8.3 released

Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Thu Sep 24 17:41:33 PDT 2020

DragonFly 5.8.3 is released - this version contains two CVE fixes that
weren't included in 5.8.2 before I tagged.

Here's the release page:


And here's the tag with the very short list of commits:


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

If updating from 5.8.0, 5.8.1, or 5.8.2:

> cd /usr
> make src-create
> (or make src-update if you already have a src directory)
> cd src
> git pull
> make build-all
> make install-all
> make upgrade

If upgrading from a version older than 5.8.0, see the 5.8.0 announcement
and follow those instructions.


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

> cd /usr/src
> make initrd

Don't forget to upgrade your existing packages if you haven't recently:

> pkg update
> pkg upgrade

If you just updated for 5.8.2, your packages are probably already up to
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