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Restart one service each time another restarts

What is the correct way of specifying that one rc script is reliant on another, such that each time the service it depends on is restarted, the dependent service is then restarted also? For example, ...
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FreeBSD package installation offline

I am trying to learn FreeBSD and have been trying to install xorg-minimal, gedit and libreoffice offline for a couple of weeks now (read manual) and just keep going around in circles. It is a new ...
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How to make a port recalculate dependencies

I am trying to install mail/pine-pgp-filters on my FreeBSD box, but I am running into a problem. I first tried to install it without having GPG installed, and it listed security/gpg1 as a dependency. ...
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Can you make a process pool with shell scripts?

Say I have a great number of jobs (dozens or hundreds) that need doing, but they're CPU intensive and only a few can be run at once. Is there an easy way to run X jobs at once and start a new one ...
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FreeBSD 10.1 sound not working

I am new to BSD and I am experimenting with getting an old(ish) Packard Bell desktop machine out of mothballs. The basic installation of FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE for amd64 seems to have gone fine, but I ...
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Would my programs run on freeBSD?

I tested freeBSD in a virtual machine on my Linux pc, and I kinda like it. I noticed that the file structure is similar to that of Linux, and many Linux commands will also work on freeBSD. My question ...
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freebsd system freeze

For the past week or so, some of my FreeBSD servers intermittently freeze, meaning that their normal network services stop responding. IPMI over the same network continues to work on these frozen ...
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How to measure network traffic (with pfSense/freeBSD)?

Is it possible to measure network traffic (per month, per WAN, per direction) with pfSense/freeBSD? There are following programs listed ...
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freenas disc problems - smart error - how to repair zfs raid?

Whats the best way to analyse problems on an freenas raid file server? I have troubles with my freenas 9.2.1. It crashed today. Its running a fileserver on zfs jbod raid 2. I'm not sure what exactly ...
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Bash script : Unexpected End Of File (FreeBSD)

I got a task to create a bash script to install Subversion scheduler on my freebsd machine, unfortunately it doesn't work as expected. when I run #bash -x ./installSubversion.sh I always got this ...
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FreeBSD 9.3 date shows UTC when rc.conf and PostgreSQL show “America/Los_Angeles”

We're testing FreeBSD 9.3, where I had the system configured to use America/Los_Angeles as the timezone, and we've got the ntp server pointed at pool.ntp.org. Everything was fine, until I noticed ...
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Build devel/boost-libs

I'm trying to build the devel/boost-libs on my FreeBSD 10.1. But I alway get this error ./boost/math/special_functions/detail/lanczos_sse2.hpp:13:10: fatal error: 'emmintrin.h' file not found ...
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FreeBSD - major and minor upgrades using ports?

while upgrading my FreeBSD for the first time (from 10.0 --> 10.1) I got confused about the different possibilities. As far as I understand, freebsd-update does a binary update of FreeBSD like pkg ...
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FreeBSD bootloader won't boot from the correct pool

I've installed FreeBSD 10.1 on a system which has two ZFS pools, and which boots from an other hard disk, which contains only the bootloader. The main pool disks are connected to SATA ports on a PCI-E ...
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How to create a master user for creating default settings in production programs?

I am interested in creating a master user whose default program settings are inherited by later users, like a template user. I know this used to be done in multiple-user Unix terminal settings such ...
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How to prevent FreeBSD from disconnecting a drive device?

While accessing a drive with high error rates (as, for example, here for opensuse) in FreeBSD, the system eventually disconnects the drive and it disappears from /dev. This makes it impossible to run ...
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Restart/reload IPFW remotely via ssh without losing connection

Is it possible to restart IPFW or reload its script remotely via ssh connection without loosing current connection?
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FreeBSD disk decrypt/mount order

TL;DR — Is there a way to force certain GEOM encrypted drives to be attached and mounted before other drives are attached in FreeBSD 10.1? I have a machine running FreeBSD 10.1 with two drives for ...
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How to install PyQT4 on FreeBSD?

I need to run an application that uses PyQT4 on FreeBSD 10. I searched ports, but could not identify any package for PYQT4. Which package will install this?
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What should I do about Python 2.7.9 not looking for SSL certificates in the right place on FreeBSD?

I have a FreeBSD 10.0 system, and a couple of days ago, I upgraded my python27 port from Python 2.7.8 to Python 2.7.9, which enabled SSL verification by default. Unsurprisingly, it broke my existing ...
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How to properly build a minimal FreeBSD kernel?

Is there any proper way to build a minimal kernel for FreeBSD? The FreeBSD Handbook has the lack of information about this. By default /boot/kernel directory has the pretty big size - around 450MB. I ...
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List all devices connected, FreeBSD

What's the FreeBSD variant of Linux's lsblk and blkid? I want something that provides the same sort of information as lsblk does in the example below: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE ...
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How to find public ip for a freebsd system [duplicate]

Can someone tell me a command that will find my external ip for a freebsd 10 system.
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ZFS backup advice with another server

I currently have two servers both have the exact same hardware, disks, etc. One server (server1) is going to be the "main" server. It's basically a server with raidz2 that has SMB shares on it that ...
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KDE4 PolicyKit backdoor(misconfiguration) (tested on FBSD10x,PCBSD, probably will work on linux)

recently found subj on FreeBSD 10.x out of the box (with KDE4): [user@fbsd10] /home/user% su Password: su: Sorry [user@fbsd10] /home/user% sudo csh Password: Sorry, user user is not allowed to ...
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darktable 1.6 in PC-BSD

Is darktable 1.6 in PC-BSD repositories available or when will it be? Or is it possible to install it from freebsd?
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Samba4 does not map computer accounts correctly

I am having a problem with a fileserver running FreeBSD 10.1 and Samba 4.1.13. I have a share definition created thusly: [database] path = /tank/shares/database writable ...
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Mounting hard drive from FreeBSD Live CD?

Before my question, a little background info, as I'm not sure whether it might be pertinent or not: I am trying to set up full disk encryption using GELI, booting from an external thumb drive, on ...
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Viewing (monitoring) line status of a serial port

Is there a utility software (or an easy method to do it from shell script) to display a serial port's status — i. e. blinking “RXD”, “TXD”, “DCD”, “DTR”, “DSR”, “RTS”, “CTS”? Particularly, I need to ...
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Broadcom NIC support on FreeBSD 8.3

I'd like to know if the following network cards are supported: Broadcom netxtreme II 1000 express dual port ethernet adapter Broadcom netxtreme II 1000 express quad port ethernet adapter ...
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How to make man(1) use the entire terminal width?

I'm on FreeBSD, using a wide xterm with, say, 132 characters per line. When running $ man man the manual page is formatted to fit an 80 character per line terminal width. Is there a way to make the ...
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Fetch, authenticate, and download a post-install script on FreeBSD

I'm on a fresh FreeBSD install and want to download and run a post-install script from a private BitBucket repo. My fetch attempt returns an authentication error: ~# fetch ...
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cc1: warnings being treated as errors when compile FreeBSD 8.2 Release

I am trying to compile FreeBsd 8.2 RELEASE kernel # uname -a FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE #2: Sun May 18 00:07:10 PDT 2014 Build the kernel # pwd /usr/src # make buildkernel ... it ...
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Is there an easy way to rebuild all ports?

In the upgrade process for 10.1-RELEASE, I'm prompted with this: Installing updates... Completing this upgrade requires removing old shared object files. Please rebuild all installed 3rd party ...
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How to force FreeBSD to assign default router when acquiring IP in DHCP mode?

How to force FreeBSD to assign default router when acquiring IP in DHCP mode? My machines are FreeBSD 8.2-PRERELEASE or RELEASE The NIC (respectively em0 or re0) is set to get a dynamic IP address. ...
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Airport Extreme BCM4331 not recognised on FreeBSD

So I have recently installed FreeBSD 10.1 (now UEFI native!) on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The install went fine, except for one problem: my wireless card wasn't recognised. I looked into bwi and bwn as ...
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How can I increase resolution on GhostBSD?

I installed GhostBSD on VMWarePlayer, but when I try to change the resolution the higher option available is 1248 px, and I need a bigger one (1366 x 768). Can someone please help me?
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FreeBSD Ethernet NIC driver not recognized

Intel Motherboard GA-H61N-D2V $ pciconf -l -v re0@pci0:1:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0xe0001458 chip=0x816810ec rev=0x06 hdr=0x00 vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor' device = 'Gigabit ...
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Executable Format in OS X vs Executable Format in FreeBSD

Mac OS X uses Mach-o executable format and FreeBSD Unix uses ELF executable format. OS X uses FreeBSD Unix, correct me if I'm wrong. Then why does the Executable format in OS X differ from that of ...
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tcsh alias for cd through path of a port after searching

Now I try to create an alias for this command: alias cdport 'cd `whereis \!^ | awk \'{print $2}\'`' Can't find any good examples of using more than 2 commands in a sequence. How to fix that ...
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Bridging/Sharing a networkable printer in freebsd

I'm trying to "bridge" a ricoh laser printer to the rest of my network with a freebsd box, I have some other services running on there, such as mediatomb and have been using it as a file/media server. ...
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Why don't shell builtins have proper man pages?

All shell builtins share the same manual page: BUILTIN(1) BSD General Commands Manual BUILTIN(1) NAME builtin, ! etc. Then there is a little text describing ...
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Why is PC-BSD using software rendering instead of the nvidia driver?

I recently installed PCBSD 10.0 and upgraded it to PC-BSD 10.1 (which, while automatic, is a somewhat complex process due to the fact that it migrates AppCafe from PBI to PBIng). However, after the ...
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Total CPU usage and CPU usage under processes list is different in FreeBSD top implementation?

For some reason, overall CPU usage on my FreeBSD machine fluctuates between 1% and 85%, but the CPU usage in processes column never adds up to this amount. For example here the overall CPU usage is ...
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How to switch between the virtual consoles ttyv1, ttyv2 10 on FreeBSD?

The CTRL+ALT+F1..F12 keybinding does not work. I'm using kde interface.
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“File unavailable (eg, file not found, no access)” while installing flashplugin from FreeBDS ftp site

I tried with this tutorial: https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/desktop-browsers.html but an error occurs in this part: /usr/ports/www/linux-f10-flashplugin11 # make install clean ... fetch: ...
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FreeBSD boot problem, UEFI or LEGACY and GPT disk

i have a computer based on GPT disks with triple boot. For the moment i have two OSes working on my computer (OSX and Windows). I want to make a FreeBSD installation, he work perfectly when i boot on ...
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How to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 (with zfs file system) and debian 7 (crunchbang) using grub2 boot loader in MBR?

I want to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 with ZFS as the root file system (the only file system) with Debian 7 (crunchbang linux) with ext4 using grub2 boot loader installed in MBR and grub is managed by the ...
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FreeBSD 10: CARP & LAGG interface incorrectly chooses state

I'm having an issue with my CARP configuration on a pair of FreeBSD 10 servers acting as NAS units. I'm using CARP so that the servers share a virtual IP with the goal of making failover somewhat ...
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FreeBSD Process and Thread Control Block

I need an overview of what data is kept in FreeBSD 9.3's Process Control Block and in it's Thread Control Block. Where can I find that information?