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Which Ports manager to use on FreeBSD? (8.0 and above)

There is no clear answer which one to use on the net. Tried searching but couldn't dig up anything useful. Also, the user manual mentions them altogether, won't list the advantages/disadvantages, ...
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FreeBSD 8.0 - Macbook: Trying to Connect to Wireless

What Happened A few days ago I installed FreeBSD 8from USB to my Macbook (Core Duo, 13"). The first thing I wanted to do was get my GUI back. I'm new to FreeBSD and it's my first time off of mac or ...
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NanoBSD: issue including firmware for ral driver in image

With my current NanoBSD build I'm not able to bring up the ral0 interface. Instead I get the following: ... rt2561sfw: could not load firmware image, error 2 ral0: rt2661_load_microcode: unable to ...
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bcm4331 (wifi) doesn't work on FreeBSD 10.1

I've installed FreeBSD 10.1 on my MacBook Pro Mid 2012 (MacBook Pro 9.2). Everything works pretty good, except Wifi interface (bcm4331). FreeBSD has two modules - bwi-firmware-kmod and ...
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Is a FreeBSD equivalent of pppd required? If yes, is it /usr/sbin/ppp?

On the Wikipedia page and the official webpage, only Linux and Solaris are listed as possible platforms. The FreeBSD handbook mentions pppd, but it is used to refer to the kernel implementation in ...
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Can I safely migrate a ZFS pool from FreeBSD to Ubuntu?

I have a HP Microserver running FreeBSD 9.1. It has a ZFS pool which is a 3-way RAID Z. It currently boots from root on ZFS. I would like to migrate from FreeBSD to Ubuntu server (because I am more ...
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How can I build Google V8 on FreeBSD with clang?

I'm trying to build Google's V8 on FreeBSD 9.1 using clang and running into the following error: /usr/bin/ld: final link failed: Nonrepresentable section on output clang++: error: linker command ...
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Encrypt file on FreeBSD

I can't get mcrypt to work on a FreeBSD server ([Bus error 10]). GPG doesn't work, it says it cannot open /dev/tty. Any ideas? Also, I kind need to be able to decrypt the file on (Ubuntu) Linux. I ...
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How can I tell if I am SSH'd in somwhere already?

Is there an easy way to tell if I am SSH'd in somewhere without typing 'exit'? Like, if I am currently sitting at computer A and I SSH'd to computer B and then from B to computer C, is there a way I ...
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Install GTK Murrine to home directory?

Bit of irony here, in that I'm not a superuser on this machine, but our development server is FreeBSD with X11 and GTK 2 installed on it. I found I'm able to use my own themes on the server by ...
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How to partition disk for 3 operating systems?

Well, I decided to remove everything and start from scratch. I need Windows 8, Fedora and FreeBSD on the same disk, I prefer to have GRUB as main bootloader. I'm having problems with partitioning ...
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Unable to make bash default shell in freebsd

I wanted to change my default shell to bash in freebsd. I tried the following: 1.chsh -s /bin/bash (or /usr/local/bin/bash) <my_username> I get this error after entering the password: chsh: ...
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Is there an advantage to booting from a USB 3.0 Flash drive?

I'm planning to set up a FreeNAS box for home use, and would prefer to boot from a USB flash drive. The hardware I'm considering doesn't have USB 3.0, but I'm doubtful it would make a difference: ...
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Which file-system is good for movable disk between many different OSs?

I often use movable disk (USB) to change data between different OSs, almost four kinds -- Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD. Obviously, VFAT is supported in all kinds of OSs. But the short is: It ...
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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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How do I install FreeBSD on my MacBook Pro?

It's my first time ever reformatting and I want to do this right. A friend of mine gave me the 8.1 disc1 iso file and said that's all I need, but I'm a little confused on how to reboot with it. Also, ...
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Parsing the output of “uptime” with bash

I would like to save the output of the uptime command into a csv file in a Bash script. Since the uptime command has different output formats based on the time since the last reboot I came up with a ...
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FreeBSD csh style history auto completion in bash

I am looking for a way to make it so that my ubuntu bash shell has the same kind of history completion as you get with csh in FreeBSD. The behavior is that on the command line if i start to type ...
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Disabling syslogd in FreeBSD

I'm running FreeBSD in a very small VM with about 1.5G of space. I'd like to disable syslogd to save disk space, but there is no entry for it in /etc/rc.conf. service -e shows that syslogd is indeed ...
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How to create an image of a Live system over ssh?

I have a question about a FreeBSD server that I cannot access at the moment. But because we would like to try some new stuff we want to create a backup of this system first. The question is: is ...
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Is there a command to make csh re-read all the directories in your path on FreeBSD?

I am having a weird issue in FreeBSD9 using csh as my shell. Newly installed programs that are in my path will only launch if I relaunch the csh shell. I find this really annoying. I guess csh ...
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Accesing internet with Host-Only network VirtualBox

I have two VMs in my VirtualBox. Both are FreeBSD and should communicate between each other. I have created network with DHCP enabled and set like this: Server Address 10.10.10.1 Server Mask ...
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FreeBSD's shell (bash) performance issue on eBox 3350mx (vortex86mx SoC)

I have an ebox 3350mx that acts as a headless home server offering various local services like dnsmasq, atalkd, time machine backups, http, ssh, etc. I have installed FreeBSD 9.0. The main hd (ada0) ...
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Shell script to fix bad filenames?

I'm IT at my small firm; and, despite my dire warnings, everyone puts files on the server with awful names, including leading & trailing spaces, bad characters (including \ ; / + . < > - ...
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Color-coded top in FreeBSD

In Ubuntu (karmic), I can issue top and then press 'Z' or 'B' to color-code or enable bold. Is there any way (hack or otherwise) to do this in FreeBSD (7.2)?
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Where is this IPv6 address coming from?

When I run ifconfig (after rebooting) on my FreeBSD 8.4 system it outputs this: inet6 fe80::225:90ff:fe10:7e84%em0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5 inet6 xxxx:xxxx:1009::2 prefixlen 64 ...
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SNMP (net-snmp) is missing 64 bit counters on FreeBSD 9.1 (ifHCInOctets/ifHCOutOctets)

I am using SNMP (from the port net-mgmt/net-snmp, v5.7.2, compiled with "MFD_REWRITES") on a FreeBSD9.1-RELEASE system. For some reason, the ifXTable MIB (1.3.6.1.2.1.31.1.1.1) seems to be missing the ...
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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 get OpenVPN server to forward tun0 packets to the local network?

I have three machines I am trying to coordinate through a TUN connection. FREEBSD box running OpenVPN server (tun) 10.0.200.21/24 on local subnet 10.0.202.1/24 on VPN REMOTE Public IP 10.0.202.6/24 ...
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How do I configure my wpa_supplicant to match these?

How do I configure my wpa_supplicant (on FreeBSD) to match the windows params in the picture? So far I have tried this in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf : ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant ...
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Possible to use “screen” over SSH in script?

I am having this interesting problem, where I would like to start this command nc -l 8023 | zfs receive tank3/pro1 on a remote host 10.10.10.11. If I run ssh -n 10.10.10.11 'nohup nc -l 8023 | ...
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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: 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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dhclient does not work on wlan0 with WEP. How do I fix it?

I am installing FreeBSD 9.0 on my desktop. My wireless card is Intel-based (wip). bsdinstall correctly sets up my wireless and my wlan0 gets associated with my WEP wireless network and I get DHCP ...
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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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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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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 root@walker.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 When I run, ...
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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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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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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 ...