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FreeBSD 9.1 buildworld fails in libclangsema

I just went thru and updated a dozen or so machines from 9.0-RELEASE to 9.1-RELEASE and the last one is dieing during buildworld: c++ -O2 -pipe ...
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FreeBSD on ARM architecture?

Can FreeBSD be used for ARM architecture devices? Also, is there a camera driver for FreeBSD?
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FreeBSD 9 Sound Driver

I installed FreeBSD 9. I'm trying to make a sound to work but no luck. My Sound Card: Realtek ALC898 Can someone help me how to make it to work (I'm creating custom kernel)? Base on FreeBSD ...
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`kill -s TERM` works, `kill -s ABRT` gets “Operation not permitted”

There is a process that I own whose documentation claims I can send SIGABRT to in order to get some debugging information. However, when I try to send SIGABRT, I get back "Operation not permitted". I ...
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Extract UNIX dump file in Windows 7

I have a dump-file of the UFS partition created with FreeBSD's dump. How to view its content and extract some files from it on Windows 7? Cygwin's restore provides very limited functionality and ...
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proftpd does not change default group for new files

I am Trying to configure ProFTPd to change group for newly created files/directories. In my config I have this: <Directory /home/*> GroupOwner www </Directory> Which does not seem to ...
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what is internal 1 and internal 2 ip in freebsd , what is external 1 and external 2 ip in freebsd

# ifconfig gif0 create # ifconfig gif0 internal1 internal2 # ifconfig gif0 tunnel external1 external2 what is internal 1 and internal 2 IP? in freebsd what is external 1 and external 2 IP? in ...
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Installing IPSEC on FreeBSD

how to install IPSEC on two FreeBSD 9.0 machines to can send an encrypted packets between them , and let them read the encrypted packets .
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What is the `ucond` process state?

When debugging a program I saw that top -U username showed the following: 39769 eigenein 107 98 0 179M 38448K ucond 19 0:00 0.00% program What does it mean that a process in the ...
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How do I change emails from: address on FreeBSD?

Emails are now sent from www@hostname, but I want them to be sent from webmaster@my-domain.com My developer said it should be in php.ini but I figured out this is true only for Win32 systems. How do ...
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Installing Freebsd as guest OS on kvm without using VNC

I want to run Freebsd as a guest OS on kVM running on Ubuntu server 10.04. All howtos mention VNC as a necessity to start and finish the installation process. Can I install freebsd on kVM without ...
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Determining the Source of a Given File System Mount on Unix

Background Recently I have run into a bit of a snag on my home FreeBSD server. I recently upgraded it to the latest stable release, and I have noticed some strange behavior with the /var partition. ...
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Bash port auto upgrading script in cron doesn't work properly?

I've been recently try to write a script to automate checks for new version of ports and software installed on my FreeBSD server. This script is added to root's crontab and fires daily. If I run it ...
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How do I check active crons?

I'm trying to hunt down a cron job (or the equivalent) which I know is running, but I can't find it in the default cron files for my system (FreeBSD / Linux / BSD). How can I tell which ones are ...
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Would you say FreeBSD is more stable than Linux? [closed]

This question is a sequel or a parallel question to my previous one: Unity problems & Searching for a good WM I am wondering whether my personal assumptions that FreeBSD is indeed more stable and ...
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How do I cp the folder, not just the folder content?

Let's say I have folder structure like this: /parentFolder/ folder1/ folder1.1/ file1 folder2/ file2 How do I copy folder2 inside folder1.1 so that file2 is also in ...
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FreeBSD's kernel is 'locked'?

I happened to talk to a Mac Genius on the subject of viruses. He mentioned that the FreeBSD kernel on which the Mac OS is based is 'locked' and therefore no viruses can ever harm my Mac. I didn't ...
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Installing and using VNC for command-line purposes on FreeBSD

I am running a VPS with FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE-p3 This is my first time using FBSD as a server, and as a newbie I locked myself out of su by taking my user out of wheel group. I have disabled the ...
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Why does FreeBSD use the GPL-licensed GCC?

Why does FreeBSD use GCC as its default compiler? I am under the impression that a core pillar of the FreeBSD philosophy is not to use any GNU software and in particular, GPL code. Yet GCC which is ...
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Can I use pxelinux to boot from an ISOs over the network?

I have a server which hosts mirrors for FreeBSD, CentOS and Scientific Linux. It includes .iso files. Is it possible to use pxelinux to boot this ISO over the network? Must I use gPXE or iPXE ...
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Is there an easy way to create a FreeBSD rc script?

I have a FreeBSD jail in which I run a server using the command: /usr/sbin/daemon /path/to/script.py At the moment I have to run this command every time I restart the machine and the jail starts. ...
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Need help on setting up tty autologin on FreeBSD

I was trying to setup tty auto login for FreeBSD, I copied the P|Pc|Pc part and made a change: Pcal console:\ :al=root:ht:np:sp#9600 And modify the tty for ttyv0: ttyv0 "/usr/libexec/getty Pcal" ...
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Perform Cisco's DNS Doctoring on FreeBSD

How to perform a change in the DNS response from a DNS server to be a different IP address than the DNS server actually answered for a given name? ...
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dump freezes system

dump -h 0 -0Lauf /backup/ada0p2.dump / - causes total system freeze. server# cat /etc/fstab # Device Mountpoint FStype Options Dump Pass# /dev/ada0p2 / ufs rw ...
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How can I alter my Xorg config file to fix the screen distortion I am experiencing?

I have a system running FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p2 with an LCD display attached capable of running at a native resolution of 1600 x 900. I have configured Xorg the way I think it should work, however the ...
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Has OpenBSD's ntpd replacement been ported to other BSDs? Or Linux?

I know the OpenBSD team wrote a from-scratch replacement for ntpd—OpenNTPD—that is available via pkgsrc/ports. My question is more about the base system: Is OpenNTPD the default ntpd in the base ...
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FreeBSD USB devices - given /dev/da* device is on which speed?

I use machine with USB 2 and USB 3 ports, and I have USB 3 external disk which works perfectly in term of speed (I use it as backup drive so during the night new files are nicely transfered to this ...
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FreeBSD vs Damn Small Linux for a Really Old Machine?

I am doing this just for fun, I have several more powerful machines at hand but thought it would be cool to resurrect an approximately 14 year old machine with a Pentium II processor. I will have to ...
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Verbose shutdown messages

I am using BSD at the moment and think I have an X compatibility problem where my computer doesn't shut down. It can cause problems because I have to turn off the power manually while there is no ...
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Easily connecting to the internet with FreeBSD

I am a beginner at using UNIX, and I have a small Toshiba notebook computer which I installed FreeBSD 9.x on. I looked at the online handbook to try to find out how to connect to the internet, but ...
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How do I export a folder to a subnet using NFS in FreeBSD 9.0

The following NFS exports file does not work on FreeBSD 9.0. How should I be specifying that I wish to share with the whole subnet? mybox# cat /etc/exports /storage/build ...
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How do I set a script that it will run on start up in FreeBSD?

I am using FreeBSD 9 and I want to make a script that will check if an Ethernet cable is connected, and if so, connects to it. I want to set it so that it runs whenever the machine starts up, or ...
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Network interfaces for Jails

I have been reading over the creation of Jails on FreeBSD, and one stumbling block I have is regarding network interfaces. Say my local router is 10.0.2.1, and the BSD box is 10.0.2.5. I would like ...
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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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Differences between UNIX, BSD and FreeBSD? [closed]

Could somebody tell me the difference between UNIX, BSD and FreeBSD? I've been using Linux from always, but now I'm curious about FreeBSD and BSD, because maybe there are more "unix-legacy"... What's ...
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Get the chmod numerical value for a file

In FreeBSD and also in Linux, how can I get the numerical chmod value of a file? For example, 644 instead of -rw-r--r--? I need an automatic way for a Bash script.
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Reconnect if the link is stale

I run FreeBsd box with pppd over Ethernet. Everything works just fine with only one exception. Sometimes, not too often, the connection becomes stale. Everything looks like if it is ok: ifconfig shows ...
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How do I set the mysql server character set in FreeBSD 8.2?

My mysql server's current server character set is latin1. My server is started on startup via rc.conf setting mysql_enable="YES". How to set my server to use utf8 as the server character set?
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Error when I want to create a user on FreeBSD

I'm trying to run FreeBSD (.iso) in a virtual VMWare machine. The useradd command gives me an error: # useradd pstnc useradd: Command not found Why is that? The command is correct and very simple, ...
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How to install FreeBSD on Thinkpad?

I am trying to install FreeBSD but I am having a problem. My computer is a Thinkpad T400. I followed the instructions to install so I have downloaded the file FreeBSD-8.3-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso and ...
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FreeBSD: Remove symlinks in devfs

Background I have been rebuilding a small home NAS. This server represents my first 'real' foray into the world of server administration and it has taught me quite a bit already. Originally, the ...
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How to deal with FreeBSD's move to pkgconf?

It seems that the FreeBSD ports tree is busy transitioning from pkg-config to pkgconf. http://www.mail-archive.com/freebsd-ports-announce@freebsd.org/msg00018.html I first thought as an end user this ...
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Replacing Mac OSX with Linux Distro, or FreeBSD [closed]

I have a Macbook Pro 8,2 and really want to make the switch to something a little less stubborn and a little more flexible than the proprietary Mac OS X. I am a bit frustrated with MacPorts lately and ...
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vim on FreeBSD does not react on arrow keys correctly and other vi-like behaviours

I tried to use vim on FreeBSD (via ssh on Linux xterm-compatible terminal). However vim behaves similar to vi out-of-box. For example it does not react on delete key, insert F character instead of ...
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How to autoboot boot0?

How can automatically boot FreeBSD in boot0 and, when needed, manually load win by pressing a shortcut button?
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Installing new Operating System such as FreeBSD with PXE boot?

I am no expert on this issue, I am maybe even using the wrong technical term. Anyway, my goal is this: to install a new OS from a server that has the installation documents etc so some settings in ...
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How to Install BASH in FreeBSD

I really find that using bash helps a lot, when you need to retrieve strings of text that you used previously. But how can I install it on FreeBSD? I have tried typing bash into the terminal, but ...
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Korn Shell: End, pgup, pgdown, and delete key not working

So basically my End, Pageup/Pagedown, and Delete key are not working in ksh93. I'm running FreeBSD by the way. My arrow keys are working, and so is my home key. Those keys work when I put this in my ...
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Is there a way to create cow-copies in ZFS?

I am trying to make cow-copies of some files/directories, but of the several ways I know of, all seem sub-optimal. For example, btrfs can, with the use of cp --reflink=auto quickly generate ...
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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 ...