LinkedIn Sourceforge Twitter

Vincent's Blog

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work (Aristote)

Category: OpenBSD

List of some Shell goodies for OpenBSD

Posted on 2021-01-02 17:46:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

I'm sharing here some practices I'm following and some small tips/tools which facilitate my usage of OpenBSD in my day to day. Some a really specific to my usage, others could be re-used.

Read more ...

Activity of an idle PC Windows10 versus OpenBSD

Posted on 2020-12-12 18:38:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

It's funny to see what does an idle machine. In this blog I compare which websites contacts my OpenBSD laptop with a Windows 10 laptop. I do know very few things of W10, so you can consider it as stock installation. You can see it as a newbie setup.

Read more ...

Upgrade python packages after an OpenBSD upgrade

Posted on 2020-11-08 16:09:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

You have just upgraded your OpenBSD machine to the brand new release, but some of your applications are no more working because they do not have the required python package. This is a very common problem between python package you have installed via pkg_add and the one you have installed via "pip install". The problem is that both are installed on your machine in /usr/local/lib/python3.8/site-packages. I propose you a methodology to identify which one were installed with which tool

Read more ...

OpenBSD 6.8 cannot boot on some intel boards: a solution

Posted on 2020-10-31 12:16:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

Since OpenBSD 6.8, boot process does not work on my ASRock J5005-ITX board. The root cause is the kernel size. In this blog, I present you 2 possible solutions

Read more ...

Do not log in /tmp

Posted on 2020-10-25 12:10:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

On one of my OpenBSD machine, I had, after several months of usage, a full /tmp filesystem. Despite by checking files, none were big enough to take full space of /tmp. Why [df]( shows a full filesystem ? and why no big files identified by [ls](, neither by [du]( ?

Read more ...

Improved sysupgrade for OpenBSD

Posted on 2020-10-21 21:31:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

For the release of OpenBSD 6.8 I've slightly adapted my systupgrade utility.

Read more ...

Fuzzy search within the OpenBSD packages

Posted on 2020-05-24 22:24:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

[fzf]( is an addicting tool for what concerns search. The overall process is very simple, despite very quick. Moreover the tool is well presented. This post will describe how to integrate fzf with OpenBSD packages.

Read more ...

Having several BSD boot on same machine

Posted on 2020-03-10 22:31:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

I would like to re-run DragonflyBSD on my laptop where OpenBSD is running. So I'll explain how I've setup a multi-boot system.

Read more ...

Running duckDB on OpenBSD

Posted on 2020-02-08 21:14:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

After having listen to the presentation of Hannes Mühleisen given on February 2nd at [Fosdem]( I've decided to give a try to type of DB.

Read more ...

Migrate from Legacy boot to UEFI

Posted on 2019-11-14 21:14:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

Last week my NAS stopped working. The mother board has not resist to an unplanned power outage. So, I bought a new board [J5005]( After having placed the new board in the case, I was surprised to see that the board does not see the boot sector. Looking in the documentation of the board, we can ONLY use EUFI. Legacy boot is not supported!!!. Here bellow I will explain how to migrate my disk to UEFI.

Read more ...
Sooner Older