OpenBSD is a free and open-source UNIX-like BSD-based operating system focused on proactive security.
pkg_info returns informations on a given package. The
-Q option will query a list of package containing those characters.
To install a package, use pkg_add. The
-u option will update every packages or a given one.
- The version that you downloaded from their homepage, two releases per year, every six months.
- Fixes added to -release.
- The development version, with the latest fixes and features.
It is recommended to follow -stable or -current if patches matters. To follow the ‑stable flavor, you have to use syspatch. But you can’t install patches independently.
To follow -current, the
sysupgrade command is the way to go since OpenBSD 6.6.
Setting up vmm/vmd
vmm/vmd are the de facto utilities to run virtual machines. vmctl allows the user to control their virtual machines.
The following part is borrowed from Sigrid’s notes.
The configuration will work at next boot, or, if you have to test it right now, run:
plan9.ini won't work as intended with vmm.
It can be edited if you press
Enter before 9front’s kernel is loaded.
console=0 at the prompt and then type
boot to load the kernel with your modifications.
Once you are set, edit
plan9.ini with ed or sam.
Mine looks like this:
Your 9front can be launched with vmctl and you can use it with drawterm.
Questions or corrections? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.