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cpan in freebsd 9.0

I have a FreeBSD 9.0 installation which works fine. The only problem is cpan. I tried forums.freebsd but didn't help much. Here is some cli output: [user ~]$ cpan --version Cannot load ...
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FreeBSD 9 ports: How to make quiet installations?

Just wondering how do I make ports installation - without config options (blue) window popup? Assuming that I accept default options of the installation. make install clean
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FreeBSD: connect to switch console

I am using FreeBSD to connect to a juniper switch using console connection. I have crossover network cable: 1 end in switch and other in my freebsd laptop. What do I need in freebsd and how do I ...
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folder permissions on FreeBSD

I have a drive on my FreeNas (8.2) box which transmission copies files automatically when it is finished downloading them. It works fine as long as the download is a single file, if it's folder with ...
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FreeBSD: What is taking up all the space? I find df and du seem to be inconsistent

I have an old FreeBSD (5.3) server and I need to clear space from /var but I cannot seem to find what is taking up all the space. I have 6.8G of total space but I cannot seem to see that much data ...
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Symlink all files in a Folder to a new Folder

Ideally what I am seeking is a way to rename all my anime keeping original files intact without using extra data space The solution I can think of is creating a duplicate folder path to another ...
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rc.conf error causing read-only boot, FreeBSD

I recently edited my /etc/rc.conf and believe there to be a syntax error. When I try to boot I receive an error message in regards to the file and then it boots and mounts the file-system in read only ...
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mv - move dir with destination-dir having the same subdirs as source-dir

In FreeBSD (I suppose it works like Linux et al in this regard), I'd like to move src_parent/mydir to dst_parent/mydir. dst_parent/mydir already exists, and it contains some subdirs that's also ...
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Get temperature of CPU (Intel Core i5) in FreeBSD

Does anyone know how to get the temperature of an Intel Core i5 processor in FreeBSD? Relevant info: Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 OS: FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE (64bit) ...
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freebsd post-installation issues

I've installed freeBSD 8.2 and now trying to get GUI working. I did install KDE and related packages from sysinstall. On bootup, at shell prompt, when I do X or Xorg, screen goes blank and I cannot ...
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How to encrypt a large file with limited disk quota?

On a FreeBSD server, is there any way to encrypt a file, which is probably 90%+ of my quota? I thought of using split, then after encrypting a file, delete the original.. but then, when I have all ...
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Freebsd (Freenas 8) and robocopy gives Error 5 Time-Stamping Destination File WHy?

I have a NAS running FreeBSD/FreeNas 8.0.4 When I copy files from a windows system to it via SMB/CIFS normally (explorer/copy) it all goes fine. User can create/delete/update files When i attempt ...
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Why is de-dupe feature of ZFS not working with FreeBSD 8.2

I have FreeBSD 8.2 installed on AMD/64 with 3 GB RAM and 690 GB pooled HD under ZFS. I have two copies of an identical file (180 MB video) in same directory and yet df -h indicates that both are using ...
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How can I change the drive number

I installed FreeBSD 8.1 on a machine where the drive was /dev/ad6 but have moved it to a new system where the drive is now /dev/ad4. The new system boots but I need to manually specify that the root ...
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Notebook Operating System with extreme support cycles/security updates

I'm a long-time Apple User since 1992, have always felt at home there, but I've am currently looking to switch to an alternative Operating System. I've also been working with Unix machines since ...
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Setting up an IPv6 DHCP + DNS router - hardware?

I would like to set up a DHCP (with MAC-bound allocation to mimic static) + DNS(SEC) router at home. I'm looking for hardware and software suggestions that fit into a small enclosure, approximately ...
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How to make freebsd's terminal prompt show current directory

My freebsd terminal always only show "#" I want it show current directory. How can I manage that? Thank you indeed!
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vim not starting in bash shell

My terminal(FREE BSD) uses CShell by defualt , under which vim is working fine . But to run some testscripts , i have to use bash shell ,where some of my env variables are defined . Once i am in bash ...
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If I exchange the CPU, must I reinstall the OSes? (swapping cpus from one *nix-like to another)

as suggested by the title, I want to change CPU: actually I have two computers, one with Ubuntu running on an AMD Athlon 64 dual core 5200+ and the other with FreeBSD running on an AMD Sempron single ...
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How to manage local patches to the FreeBSD ports tree?

What is the preferred way to manage local patches in the FreeBSD ports tree. As an example look at textproc/urlview. This port installs the url_handler.sh script. This script defines applications to ...
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OpenSSH, FreeBSD screen overwrite when closing application

I installed a fresh FreeBSD 10 on a VM and connected via SSH and I've noticed that whenever i close a program (e.g., htop, top, nano etc) the contents of the session gets overwritten. This doesn't ...
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How to compile a shell script in FreeBSD?

How can I compile binary shell script for FreeBSD? I tried the Linux binary emulator but it doesn't work.
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ZPOOL how to remove volume?

I had a strange issue with FreeNAS reporting mulitpath/disk1 is not stable for a while with a crcck of 5. I do not have any SAS on my MB. The rest all report as ada_ except that drive. In multipath ...
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freebsd guest works from commandline `kvm`, hangs before boot inside virt-manager

I have a FreeBSD-7 guest (in a qcow2 disk image) which works just fine when I start it from the commandline with # kvm -drive file=freebsd7.disk But when started from the virt-manager GUI, it gets ...
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How to install software packages from FreeBSD 9.1 DVD?

When FreeBSD 9.0 switched to the new installer, I could still manually launch bsdinstall at end of normal installation process to install pre-built packages on DVD, however this way no longer works in ...
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Strange disk issues sunfire x2200 freebsd 8.3

So, my Sunfire x2200 M2 has two SATA drives in it, a 250GB and a 2TB. Sometime last night/this morning, the system rebooted by itself. It came back up fine, but after reviewing a few logs, I found ...
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Is it possible to upload setuid-set file to ftp-accessible directories?

Just curious, is it possible to upload files set with setuid permission to directories using ftp and retain its setuid permission? Or does FTP always change the permission?
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How can I give my normal user access to read and write on directories created by root?

Just installed FreeBSD for a Webserver, and the www directory which was created by the 'root' user can only be managed and changed while running commands under su. I understand that I need to add the ...
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How can I capture FreeBSD boot messages displayed on active console?

I am working with a developer of NAS4Free (FreeBSD based), and to help diagnose issues, I'm trying to capture the console output generated while booting. After much searching, I can't find any hints ...
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run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config

I have downloaded the FreeBSD 9.0 for i836 but during boot/installation I get the following message: run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config I waited for 10 ...
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Does FreeBSD support the AR9380 chipset?

I'm building a file server (home use) and would like to put in a wireless card based on the Atheros AR9380 chipset. However I can't find whether this one is supported or not. I know there is the ahk9k ...
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Create floppy disk image with FreeBSD

So I don't have a usb floppy drive for my laptop, but oddly enough, I find myself wishing I did now. I do have an old machine with a floppy drive running FreeBSD 8.2, so I thought I might just use it ...
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Cron alternative with timeouts and second resolution

Do you know an alternative to cron daemon that has second resolution, timeouts, and advanced system for error reporting? But it should be lightweight and should support different platforms(linux and ...
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Questions about installing BSD on a *technically* external HDD

A little bit of background: 1) I have a 160 GB hard drive from a netbook 2) I also have a SATA->USB enclosure that the drive fits in perfectly Now, I'd like to install some flavor of BSD (probably ...
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How to make [home] go to beginning of line instead of beginning of buffer?

I know there is an existing shortcut to do this but I'd like to have the home key mapped to beginning-of-line instead of beginning-of-buffer. I tried putting this in my ~/.emacs file but it seems ...
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nanobsd.sh outputs ': not found'

[root@bsd /root]# uname -a FreeBSD bsd.localdomain 7.4-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.4-RELEASE #0: Thu Feb 17 03:51:56 UTC 2011 [email protected]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 When I run, ...
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FreeBSD: Using rsync to backup a Windows-hosted share over Samba

I am trying to backup a Windows-hosted share, using rsync, from a FreeBSD8.2 box: bash$ sudo -i bash# uname -a FreeBSD zeus.companyname.gr 8.2-RELEASE ...amd64 bash# cat /root/.nsmbrc ... ...
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Can't install py-subversion on freebsd 8.2

I'm trying to install python bindings for subversion: # cd /usr/ports/devel/py-subversion # make ===> Patching for py26-subversion-1.6.15 ===> Applying extra patch ...
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How feasible is it to setup a FreeNAS to be more like a full install of FreeBSD

So I've been playing with FreeNAS over the last week, finally trying to get my act together and store my important files properly. I'm finding myself wanting to install and compile additional ...
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How to install compiler and binutils on FreeNAS?

I'd like to run a backup tool, duplicity, that apparently requires a cc compiler and binutils. I'm able to locate and install the required BSD packages for python, gcc, and dependencies from ...
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wildmode and wildmenu settings in FreeBSD

I'm using FreeBSD. I know that it's possible to set wildmode and wildmenu in vim using set commands. How can I do similar stuff in a Linux shell? That is, what is the settings file's name? What I ...
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su: bashlia: No such file or directory

[user@freebsd ~]$ su root Password: su: bashlia: No such file or directory How come i cannot switch user to root account?
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python-imaging and libjpeg on FreeBSD

I had a problem with image uploading to Django with FreeBSD, so I asked on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1959447/django-uploading-image-error and got an answer. Our admin can't install these ...
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freebsd: configure a different default directory

When I ssh into my freebsd I want to be automatically in another directory, and not my home directory. I.e. instead of /users/home/john I want to be in /users/home/john/what/i/am/working/on
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What chsh did when I type `chsh -s SHELL` and how to go back to previous SHELL?

I have mistakenly setting my user login shell to some unknown directory:([1]. Now, I can't login to this user. Every time I try to ssh, it always failed as if I enter the wrong password. I try to ...
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Freebsd Box hangs on boot loader

I have a freebsd box that seems to not want to boot past the boot loader. It wont go past the initial boot loader phase and just lists the version number for the boot loader(btx loader). It hangs ...
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ng_patch and VLAN priority

I have a VLAN interface in FreeBSD 9: vlan34: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500 options=103<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,TSO4> ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx ...
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Grub Solaris FreeBSD dual boot

I have solaris 10 installed on the first hard disk and freebsd installed on the second hard disk I edited the /boot/grub/menu.lst from solaris to the following title FreeBSD root (hd1,0) kernel ...
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FreeBSD portsnap fetch fails

This seems like a really straightforward problem, but I haven't had much luck looking around the internet so far. (A couple message boards are talking about it, but they don't offer any solutions.) ...
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Netstat doesn't work on FreeBSD by php function exec()

In my php-app I need list of all ip connected on 80 port. i've chose this way: <?php $ips = exec("netstat -an |grep 'tcp\|udp' | awk '{print $5}' | cut -d: -f1 | sort | uniq -c", $info); ...