kldxref: file isn’t dynamically-linked while upgrade to FreeBSD 7

Recent upgrade to FreeBSD 7 using cvsup with tag : RELENG_7 seem smooth except last result in make installkernel

kldxref: file isn’t dynamically-linked

this message make me confuse, since it’s first time I see the message.

copy old kernel already in my mind until googling for while this url encourage me to

reboot  🙂

checking  after reboot.

$ uname -a
FreeBSD  7.0-BETA1 FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 #2: Mon Oct 29 15:51:56 UTC 2007

seem ok, time to makeworld and mergemaster .

 in mergemaster

*** Displaying differences between ./etc/rc.d/kldxref and installed version:

— /etc/rc.d/kldxref   2007-06-03 10:41:06.000000000 +0000
+++ ./etc/rc.d/kldxref  2007-10-29 18:11:07.000000000 +0000
@@ -1,10 +1,10 @@
-# $FreeBSD: src/etc/rc.d/kldxref,v 2007/05/24 16:14:37 des Exp $
+# $FreeBSD: src/etc/rc.d/kldxref,v 1.6 2007/04/09 08:53:40 des Exp $

 # PROVIDE: kldxref
 # BEFORE:  netif
 # KEYWORD: nojail

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7.0-BETA1 Available, 6.3-BETA1 coming soon…

Ken Smith kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU

We have entered the final phases of the FreeBSD-7.0 Release cycle which
also means the beginning of the FreeBSD-6.3 Release cycle.  Because the
people who support the ports for FreeBSD also need to go through a
freeze cycle as part of releases we had decided to combine the two
releases to try and minimize the impact on the ports maintainers.

The current plan is to interleave the BETAs/RCs of the 7.0 and 6.3
releases, trying to follow this for the dates when the builds will get
started (with them becoming available on the FTP mirrors a day or two
after the builds start):

            7.0     6.3
    BETA1   10/17   10/24
    BETA2   10/31   11/7
    RC1     11/14   11/21
    RC2     11/28   12/5
    REL     12/12   12/19

Tomorrow (10/23) the RELENG_6 branch will be marked "6.3-PRERELEASE" to
note that we have entered the 6.3 release cycle.

The schedule dates are, as usual, tentative.  At this point RELENG_6 is
pretty mature so that schedule should be fairly accurate.  Being a new
branch it is at least somewhat likely the dates for 7.0 will wind up

The 7.0-BETA1 builds have completed and are on many of the FreeBSD
mirror sites.  If you want to update an existing machine using cvsup use
RELENG_7 as the branch tag.  Instructions on using FreeBSD Update to
perform a binary upgrade from FreeBSD 6.x to 7.0-BETA1 will be provided
via the freebsd-stable list when available.

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Hammer Filesystem on DFlyBSD 2.0

Recent blogwalking to dragonflybsd related blog lead me to Hammer filesystem.

Another filesystem, thats my thought in first impression till I see more description about it . Dragonflybsd 2.0 will include this filesystem.

I still waiting for FreeBSD releng 7 for it’s ZFS. I’m quite happy for snapshot version ( September version ). Can’t wait for 7.0 🙂

Perhaps upgrading ftp server to 7.0 after released 😉

so far performance of gstripe still awesome for me.

Will prepare more room for hammer and zfs testing.

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GNS3 0.3 available

We are proud to announce the version 0.3 of GNS3, this version is considered as a beta.

A lot of new features and bug-fixes are available, the most important are:

– Support of Ethernet, ATM and Frame-Relay switches
– Included hub (Bridge of Dynamips) and cloud (external connections) devices
– Added the Dynagen console (nearly all commands supported)
– New GUI settings
– Improved node configurator
– Load and save in Dynagen INI-like configuration files
– Multi-language support (howto for translators soon)

A documentation has been written and is available in the documentation section on the website

Note: the official name of the project is now GNS3 (not gns-3 nor GNS-3)

Thank you for reporting bugs with details

GNS3 Staff

Great progress by GNS3 team.

Upgrade maia-mailguard to 1.02a

Using maia-mailguard reduce spam in my mail server with accuracy 96% – 99%.

Till I visit maia-mailguard site and find new version, 1.02a

my steps for upgrading in freebsd 6.2 stable :

1. wget http://www.maiamailguard.com/files/maia-1.0.2a.tar.gz

2. tar xvzf maia-1.0.2a.tar.gz

3. cd maia-1.0.2

4. kill all process related to amavis

  4.1 amavisd stop
  4.2 ps -ax | grep amavis && kill all related process

5. copy amavis file

   cd maia-1.0.2
   cp amavisd-maia /usr/local/sbin/
   chown root /usr/local/sbin/amavisd-maia
   chmod 755 /usr/local/sbin/amavisd-maia

6. make symbolic link

   ln -sf /usr/local/sbin/amavisd-maia /usr/local/sbin/amavisd

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