FreeBSD is a Unix-like operating system which has grown out of the original BSD (Berkeley System Development) of the early days of Unix.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
1k views

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
0
votes
1answer
124 views

non-privileged normal user passing environment variables to /bin/login [closed]

Suppose that in FreeBSD (or linux maybe) there is a non-privileged normal user (non-superuser). And there is a telnet standalone (I know that telnet is usually run under inetd) running under (owned ...
0
votes
1answer
242 views

Windows vista FreeBSD9.0 dual boot installation issue

I have a workstation that runs with a dual boot configuration(Ubuntu 9.04 and Win vista(home premium)). Yesterday I tried installing FreeBSD 9.0 over the Ubuntu partition. During the installation you ...
0
votes
1answer
220 views

Running telnet standalone - possible? [closed]

So, this is what I want to do: there is a local non-superuser and it can upload the file into /tmp. Using this account, I download a telnet server package equivalent to what is already installed. I ...
0
votes
1answer
468 views

wget permission issues

Just to check: when using wget in linux or freebsd, if a file downloaded is pre-set to have some permission, uid number and gid number, does the file retain its permission in the downloaded client? I ...
1
vote
1answer
352 views

FreeBSD - can't find kernel, finds slices but no files on them

I have an old FreeBSD 4.7 machine. When booting, I get to the loader, that says can't find 'kernel'. issuing lsdev -v returns the correct layout of the disk, but if I try to read the content of the ...
1
vote
1answer
107 views

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?
2
votes
2answers
1k views

FreeBSD password file

What would be FreeBSD password file equivalent of linux /etc/shadow and /etc/passwd? Is it the same? According to what I heard /etc/passwd exists in FreeBSD, but not sure in case of /etc/shadow.
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Where is CVS setting(config) located at in FreeBSD usually?

Where would the CVS pserver setting(config) be located at in FreeBSD usually? I am trying, trying to hunt for the location of the setting(config) file with no results...
1
vote
2answers
299 views

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) ...
3
votes
4answers
823 views

How to paste yanked text to vim command-line?

Hi is there any way I can paste the yanked text from a vim buffer to a vim command line, as I need to search for some file names which appear in current open text and I have to manually type the file ...
0
votes
1answer
189 views

installing SQLite3 gem on remote FreeBSD server using RVM - root permissions needed?

I am trying to install ruby SQLite3 gem, on a remote freebsd server. I'm using RVM which in theory does not need 'root permission' to compile gems but I get a root error, here: [user ~]$ gem ...
0
votes
1answer
341 views

Expand ZFS pool after adding space in XenCenter

I have a FreeBSD VM that is running in XenCenter. I accidentally set it up with a ZFS file system (doesn't really matter, except that I dont know much about ZFS). I had initialized the VM with 10GB, ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 \ ; / + . < > - ...
1
vote
2answers
420 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

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: ...
1
vote
1answer
756 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
601 views

How to Get Run Level in FreeBSD

At Linux we can get run level as like: if [ "$(runlevel | sed 's/.* //')" = 6 ]; then echo "A reboot is in progress" fi and run level 0 is for shutdown. How can I do the same for Free BSD?
0
votes
4answers
662 views

Command to know if my computer will shutdown or not?

I am sending a reboot and shutdown command to a Free BSD computer. However I want to check that will that computer be shutdown or reboot really (I send this command from a reboot computer and I want ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to reinstall things on freebsd

I was installing wget like so: # cd /usr/ports/ftp/wget # make install clean And then the interface popped up asking for build options. I made a mistake in build options # make install clean ...
0
votes
2answers
922 views

Run GNOME in FreeBSD in a VM

I am looking for help getting Gnome running on a FreeBSD VM that I am setting up. Presently when I log in, it takes me right to a console prompt for logging in instead of a GUI. If I log in as root ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

firefly freenas 8.2 with iTunes

I'm trying to get Firefly Version svn-1696 to work on Freenas 8.2 with iTunes (latest)... I've installed everything correctly and it seems to work. I have a working mount point so that the jailed ...
2
votes
1answer
895 views

Network configuration problems in FreeBSD

I just installed FreeBSD 8.3 (because the 9.0 iso wouldn't run). It went fine, although some packages were missing but I successfully logged in. I lacked a network connection. So I used my two: .inf ...
1
vote
2answers
996 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
478 views

TeamSpeak3 libraries

I've downloaded the TeamSpeak 3 server from their official website (it's 64 bit, as my dedicated server is 64 bit too). This is what I get,when I'm trying to run the server: Starting the TeamSpeak 3 ...
0
votes
1answer
283 views

Bash Prompt Not Showing Colours (git)

I have the following in my .bash_profile, to give me git branch info in my bash prompt: # Configure colors, if available. if [ -x /usr/bin/tput ] && tput setaf 1 >&/dev/null; then ...
3
votes
5answers
1k views

Grep all files in a directory and print matches with filename

I have a list of log files that I create as part of a video encoding script that I wrote. I would like to search all of them and print out certain statistics from the encode - how fast they were ...
1
vote
1answer
194 views

FreeBSD jail IMAP/MTA config recommendations

I've got access to my "own" FreeBSD jail. The jail has only basic, unconfigured system, but I have full access to FreeBSD ports, and (jail)root too. Now I need to setup my jail as IMAP/MTA. The ...
9
votes
3answers
27k views

Creating MP4 videos ready for HTTP streaming

How can I convert some.flv or some.avi or some.wmv with FFmpeg to be sure that this video will be playable and seekable in JW Player?
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
863 views

daemontools and ulimit

I have a daemontools service whose /service/myservice/run contains: #!/bin/sh exec setuidgid someuser somecommand Now, if I run this as a script directly from a root shell, somecommand will get a ...
0
votes
1answer
428 views

Courier can not find mail directory?

I use postfix+courier+ldap now my mail stored in vmail/domains/user/new but when i telnet localhost 143 i got some error This is Error from maillog imapd: test2@example.org: chdir() failed!! imapd: ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
264 views

can't install google's v8 on freebsd

the thing is on ports and cant be maked, keeps saying make ===> License check disabled, port has not defined LICENSE ===> Found saved configuration for v8-3.10.4 ===> Extracting for ...
1
vote
1answer
384 views

byobu + screen colors headache

I have byobu installed on FreeBSD, with the users, uptime, load average, cpu count, cpu freq, mem available, mem used, date, and time notification modules enabled, in that order. No matter what I do, ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Enable TRIM on FreeBSD 9 Install

I recently upgraded all of the parts in my FreeBSD 9 server. I purchased an SSD to run as a the root drive - I'd like to enable TRIM on it but the only documentation I can find on it is that it can ...
0
votes
1answer
261 views

FreeBSD, gmirror, hosed disklabel, or something

Okay so, here is my situation: I had a gmirror instance set up for two 2TB drives, ad4 and ad6. Yesterday, my system decided to refuse to reboot, complaining about a problem with ad4. The drive ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Tomcat 7 FreeBSD HeapSize

I'm running Tomcat 7 on FreeBSD. I manually start it from /usr/local/etc/rc.d by executing ./tomcat7 onestart I need to increase the heap size for one application which runs in Tomcat. I added ...
1
vote
0answers
352 views

hard disk partition for Arch Linux and FreeBSD

I want some advice on how to make the partition for Arch Linux and FreeBSD. I want the two systems to share a swap partition, but I don't know if it can work. And I also want a partition to share data ...
2
votes
1answer
456 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
693 views

FreeBSD file group write permissions

I have created a dummy file just to test out group permissions. touch /path/test.txt chown user1:txtwriter /path/test.txt chmod 664 /path/test.txt && ls -la returns: -rw-rw-r-- 1 user1 ...
0
votes
1answer
434 views

Diskspace on FreeBSD as a numeric value

I wonder if there is a way to get the capacity of a disk as a numeric value in FreeBSD. I don't want to use df because it doesn't return a single numeric value, du -sch / takes too much time summing ...
0
votes
1answer
186 views

How do I see who's logged in?

I'm having a little problem. I need to (from the command line) be able to see what users are logged in. Here's the tricky part: I DO NOT want those users that have locked their screens and left their ...
12
votes
4answers
5k views

Is it possible to dd the current disk you are booted off?

I have a copy of FreeNAS running off a live USB disk. And I'd like to make a backup of it. While trying to avoid breaking a perfectly working system, would I be able to dd the disk while the OS is ...
2
votes
5answers
535 views

Safe remote mysql connection

As you know, keeping the mysql port 3306 opened is unsafe - but I would like to use a good mysql administrative program instead of phpmyadmin, which requires 3306 port to be opened. Of course I can ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How to access freebsd zfs partition under Linux using zfs-fuse?

I have installed dual OSs on my PC box: Linux and FreeBSD. The FreeBSD is installed on a ZFS partion under /dev/sdb1. Under Linux, the fdisk -l /dev/sdb outputs Device Boot Start End ...