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FreeBSD installed package location

I installed Unrealircd on FreeBSD via the sysinstall utility. I cannot seem to find the location where it was installed. How can I find the default location of installed packages? Edit: I found the ...
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setting up an IRC server on freebsd

ssh port forward to access my home machine from anywhere In continuation to what I've been trying to do, I want to setup an IRC chat server on my freebsd box at home so friends can join that server ...
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ssh port forward to access my home machine from anywhere

http://serverfault.com/questions/303937/how-to-make-freebsd-box-accessible-from-internet I want to understand this whole process of port forwarding. I read so many things but failing to understand ...
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Cannot get startX / Xorg to work on freeBSD 8.1

I am following this link for Xorg configuration on FreeBSD 8.1 After this step: Xorg -config xorg.conf.new -retro I can see the screen and mouse is also working but I cannot exit out of it any ...
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Installing FreeBSD from USB-Stick boots but later can't find the USB-Stick

When trying to install FreeBSD 8.2 from USB memory stick the kernel boots from the USB-Stick and the installer menus work and let me partition and everything. However when it comes to actually ...
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TWAIN API support on FreeBSD

Does FreeBSD support in any way the TWAIN API? If not, what is the API that could be used to read data from imaging devices (webcams) - preferably in a portable way.
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Find FreeBSD ports that depend on another port

I have a headless FreeBSD server where some port has installed tons of X11-related packages. I would like to find out what these ports are so I can get rid of the unwanted X-related packages. Is there ...
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Doing actions on a list from the shell

I have a list of packages I want to deinstall. The deinstaller program pkg_deinstall doesn't take a list of packages as parameter to deinstall. How would I deinstall from the list (like a foreach ...
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X.org missing fonts

I have a font installed (7x14, part of the xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps package), which I would like to use in my xterm. Problem is, X won't let me. X seems to pick up the font dir: # grep -A 3 FontPath ...
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VNC: Text/fonts not showing up on XFCE tip of day window?

Using FreeBSD 8.2. Setup a vncserver on my FreeBSD machine. Accessing it from Windows using Tightvnc Viewer. Most fonts show up fine. However my Xfce tip of the day window shows up blank. If I ...
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Use or convert .ttf font for console use in FreeBSD

I have a monospace .ttf font I really like (UbuntuBeta Mono). Is there any way I can use it (or convert first and then use, if needed) for the console in freeBSD? I know there is ...
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Set up Grub2 to boot Freebsd using either Ubuntu tools or LiveUSB to find what partitions?

I currently have Windows7 and Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) installed on my computer. I also made a FreeBSD liveUSB (or installer, not sure; just dded their .img to the USB stick) and installed it without ...
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Bash: `-su: $*: unbound variable` with `set -u`

This is a FreeBSD 7.x system running GNU bash version 4.0. In Bash, the set -u option can force a shell to print an error if it encounters an unset variable, like this: $ set -u $ echo $THISISUNSET ...
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freebsd make install openjdk6

I am having problem installing openjdk6 using ports using the make install clean commands. The error I got is: /usr/ports/java/openjdk6/work/build/bsd-i586-debug-fastdebug/j2sdk-image: No such ...
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How to find if hyperthreading is enabled on FreeBSD

Is it possible to find out if hyperthreading is enabled within the BSD kernel of a given machine without watching the boot up sequence?
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Routing Tables: What is the effect of the RTF_IFSCOPE flag?

(Related to this question I posted a while ago on apple.stackexchange.) What is the difference between the following two routing table entries: default E.F.G.H UGSc 0 ...
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How to secure CentOS and FreeBSD by disabling USB ports and VGA output on-site?

Is it possible to disable USB ports and CDRom and VGA output in the Dell R310 from CentOS or FreeBSD (without BIOS)? A demo server is running in a customer test laboratory, where they can simply get ...
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How to mount a USB stick in FreeBSD?

I am running a FreeNAS (FreeBSD version) on a DELL R310, but when I connect a USB stick it does not automatically get mounted. The same stick does get automatically mounted in CentOS/Fedora. How do I ...
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Which FreeBSD version or ISO for Dell R310?

When I try to install FreeBSD I always get confused as to which iso is the correct one for Rack mounted servers. In their download choices, there are too many versions of FreeBSD Which one is the ...
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FreeBSD: How to install Django with mod_wsgi?

Using FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE. I want to mess around with Django and I want a working setup on my freebsd system. My understanding is I need to install python, apache, mod_wsgi, and django. The ...
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Test FTP Username and Password

I'm working on a program that involves uploading some files via FTP. However, I'd like to abort the process if the username and password given by the user are incorrect. Is there any way to "test" if ...
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Network fail on FreeBSD: Ping to router fails, but router believes computer is connected

I have a TP-Link TL-WN851N wireless adapter, which is based on an Atheros device. When I attempt to connect to my WPA2 wireless network, ifconfig wlan0 tells me that the connection is 'associated'. My ...
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Why would someone choose FreeBSD over Linux? [closed]

Why would someone choose FreeBSD over Linux? What are the advantages of FreeBSD compared to Linux? (My shared hosting provider uses FreeBSD.)
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Changing owner of NAS drive

I have setup a Freenas system that I would like to mount on my Ubuntu Desktop. Freenas is configured with cifs service. When I open the freenas server in nautilus smb://freenas/homenas/ I can create ...
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Сan I configure FreeBSD to use DHCP or a static IP depending on the detected ssid?

I have a FreeBSD 8 machine which can use several wireless access points. I want it to use the first available network and automatically use DHCP or a static address as required (this should be ...
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How to change a *.tbz's +INSTALL file, and repack the package in FreeBSD, without installing the package

I am running on FreeBSD 8.2, I have a device that will run NanoBSD 7.4. To install packages for nanobsd, you put them in /usr/src/tools/tools/nanobsd/Pkg, and uncomment the line in your config. I ...
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BTX loader manual

I Can't find any good manual/reference about BTX bootloader integrated into FreeBSD. Especially I would like to know: if it's functionality resembles GRUB 2. For example, if it can boot OS other ...
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How to block outgoing connections from process/user on FreeBSD?

My server executes third party software which processes user submitted files. I want to block outgoing connections from my process. How can I do it in FreeBSD?
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FreeBSD: Mixing packages and ports?

I would like to build the newest port of Firefox (version 4.0.1,1). I currently have the package version installed (3.6.13). How well does the packages/port system handle mixing ports and packages? ...
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Unique hardware signatures in BSD?

What unique hardware signatures can you get from, for example, a FreeBSD system? I am right now using the ethernet mac address (getifaddrs(3)) but as we all know this can easily be changed with ...
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Failed to boot a fresh FreeBSD 8.2 installation on an Intel SS4200-EHW

I've installed FreeBSD on an Intel SS4200-EHW which has four hard disks and a flash DOM (Disk On Module) disk through an IDE interface. I want to install FreeBSD on the Flash DOM. In order to get the ...
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Is there any PF log parser for FreeBSD

I am runing FreeBSD 8 stable with PF as firewall, I am looking for any tool for parsing PF log's.
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[FreeBSD] rc.conf, loader.conf vs static kernel linking

I'm curious: What, exactly are the benefits to statically linking modules into the kernel rather than loading through rc.conf, etc? For example: To add linux emulation, I could add ...
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First FreeBSD install. Is there anything I should know about differences between Linux and BSD?

I want to install FreeBSD today on a spare HDD I have lying around. I'd like to give it a trial run, learn a few things, and if it suits me I'll replace my current Ubuntu 10.10 'server/NAS/encoding ...
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best BSD distro for Desktop PCs? [closed]

I want to know if the bsd distros are for the desktop usage at all If yes; What is the Best bsd distro for desktop usage some thing like ubuntu linux which is easy to use and good GUI management ...
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Find the DVD-ROM path in FreeBSD

I do not know the path of my DVD-ROM and also my external hard drive to mount them in FreeBSD using the mount command. What command should I use to find their path?
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about UFS allocation on FreeBSD

I am wondering what allocation method does UFS use? I know there are several options: contiguous, linked allocation and indexed allocation. Which one is for UFS?
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How can I switch one user to another in Freebsd?

How can I switch one user to another in Freebsd? For examples, I am user david now and I want to change to user Bob. This is a personal OS for my study. not a server. I searched it, but only got ...
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How can you get console backgrounds for Arch Linux?

I have tested out openSUSE and found that the tty1 is a bit different from other systems as the tty has got a background. I know that Knoppix has a tux penguin for each core the computer has, but I'm ...
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How much disk space should be allocated for FreeBSD?

I have a Samsung N150 netbook with 160 GB hard disk. I want to install FreeBSD OS. There will be no other OSs, no dual booting or like that, just FreeBSD. So the manual says to have a separate ...
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Is there a port list migration command set for FreeBSD?

On debianized linux distros there is dpkg --get-selections, dpkg --set-selections, dpkg -C to respectively list installed packages, select a list of packages for installations, and list packages that ...
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Install byobu (screen-profiles) on FreeBSD

I've got mostly Ubuntu servers, but have a need for 2 FreeBSD boxes. On all of the Ubuntu systems I've gotten extremely used to having Byobu on top of GNU Screen. I've been trying to figure out how to ...
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FreeBSD: Getting pkg_add to use stable packages rather than release packages?

Using FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE. I want to use the latest binary packages rather than the packages at the time of the 8.2 release. That is, I want to use packages in ...
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FreeBSD: Opening X applications after su to root?

Using FreeBSD 8.2. I'm accessing my machine over vnc using tightvnc. I log in as my normal user. This is okay. I can open X applications and they display fine. Then I su to root and they won't ...
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Why does `last` show '{' and '|' in the TTY field?

We recently set up a new FreeBSD 7.2 machine on March 11. When looking at last, we noticed some funny characters for the TTY field. What do these characters mean? Note that at this time, the ...
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Why should I use Debian 6 with FreeBSD kernel?

Debian 6 will also be available with the FreeBSD kernel. Why did they decide to to that and why should I use it?
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Cloud Server: Which MTA (exim/postfix/etc.) on What OS (Linux/FreeBSD)

My company wants to migrate the current mail server into a Cloud Server Provider. The Provider is the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) kind, not SaaS (Software as a Service). That means I have to ...
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Windows Domain Server on FreeBSD

Is it possible (and if it is, could you point me in the proper direction) to set up a Windows Domain server (active directory and all that stuff) on a FreeBSD machine? I do understand that I need to ...
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Location of user passwords in FreeBSD

I am in a system administration course in college in which I have my own FreeBSD server set up, so I obviously can login as the root user. I need to figure out where the actual passwords for users are ...
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Custom X application RCNG startup script woes

I am attempting to build a FreeBSD + XBMC based media box. Everything is all working fine except for one point. I need to boot XBMC as an RCNG startup script, which is all fine, except: If the ...