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SpellCheck in FreeBSD

In FreeBSD; the SpellCheck doesn't work for me. For example I installed midori from the ports. In dependencies it installed enchantand enchant had the option for some dictionary (i.e. Hspell, Aspell ...
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How To create a FreeBSD 10 bootable USB?

Currently I am Using Linux Mint 17 and I want to dual boot FreeBSD and Linux Mint 17. How can I create Bootable USB for FreeBSD 10? I tried Unetbootin, Image writer and powerISO but it's not ...
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unable to boot after installation : freeBSD

I have Ubuntu installed in my system. I just installed FreeBSD 10.0 in to my system. Here is the screenshot of GParted.     Where /dev/sda1 is where my Ubuntu is installed, and ...
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Resolving FreeBSD pkg conflicts

I'm having some problems getting my FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p7 system to update via pkg, when I run pkg upgrade, I get a worrying list of conflicts; I usually get scared about how much it's going to ...
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FreeBSD 9 and Windows 7 Dual Boot

I have two hard drives installed on my machine. I installed Windows 7 on one hard drive and FreeBSD 9 on the other. I used GPT for FreeBSD. My question is: how can I install a boot manager so that I ...
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How to set proxy with a config file provided in freebsd

I'm currently trying to update and install packages and other things on a FreeBSD server, but I’m blocked by my proxy. I'm in an university, and there are a few proxies before to go on the internet. ...
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Set environment variable and run node.js server

In Ubuntu I have this: $ DEBUG=* node server.js But in FreeBSD I try this and got the following error: # setenv DEBUG * node server.js setenv: Too many arguments. How can I do this?
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How to set a different directoy for a FTP folder in FreeBSD

I am kind of new to FreeBSD and the idea is to set up a FTP server with specific users. I have created the users but I don't want to use their home directory to store the uploaded files. I want to set ...
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Enabling support for AddressSanitizer in FreeBSD

The question essentially is how to compile a program that uses AddressSanitizer in FreeBSD. I use FreeBSD 10.0 (64-bit). I am trying to compile the following code with -fsanitize=address flag: int ...
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How To Download All FreeBSD distfiles

How can I download all FreeBSD distfiles into /usr/ports/distfiles so that I have them for offline use? I realize it will be a huge download. I remember reading how to do this (possibly in the ...
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Virtualbox: Mount a shared folder in Guest FreeBSD from Host Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.10 as Host OS and FreeBSD 9 as Guest OS in Virtualbox 4.1.18. I have Samba installed in both Ubuntu and FreeBSD and shared a few folders from virtualbox, also ticking the automount ...
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pkg: fail to extract pkg-static, New to UNIX

I am very new to UNIX, running FreeBSD 10 on an ASUS M50VM series laptop. I was following along with the handbook to the point at which it gets into using pkg to find software. Every time I run pkg, ...
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bloated font size rendered in webkit based browsers

Recently after a complete ports update in FreeBSD-10-p7 X86_64, my BSD system is also infected with font problem under webkit browsers such as vimb and dwb or even xombrero. But the difference is ...
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How to remove or shorten F1 Boot Prompt on NanoBSD 4G USB disk that fail with “fdisk: /boot/mbr: Device not configured”?

I have read the pfSense documentation Remove F1 Boot Prompt, however that doesn't seem to apply to our pfSense-2.1.1-PRERELEASE-4g-amd64-nanobsd_vga-20140131-1030.img installation. The fdisk -B da0 ...
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user disappeared, pw says user exists when trying to add, no such user when trying to mod in freebsd

I was following the steps at http://bin63.com/how-to-setup-a-git-repository-on-freebsd to setup git on a server and when I went to setup the user with pw useradd the server said the user disappeared ...
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Allowed and safe characters for ZFS filesystem in FreeBSD

Which characters are allowed and safe for ZFS file system name? Are this characters only ASCII or UTF-8 is supported? '@' is not allowed because it is reserved for snapshots. PS: I play with FreeBSD ...
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Restart specific racoon tunnel

I have several gif* interfaces on my FreeBSD box. They are representing tunnels, encrypted using racoon+ipsec. If, at some moment, one of the tunnels hangs up, I am forced to reset racoon this way: ...
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Linux: Is there handy way to exec a program binding it to IP-address of choice?

In FreeBSD 4.9 it was very easy to accomplish with just a single command like jail [-u username] path hostname ip-number command if path was / you had running just the same program as usual but ...
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Replace FreeBSD base clang with ports clang

FreeBSD 10 was the first release that officially released with Clang as the default, base compiler. Most ports, unless specially marked, now compile using the base ("pre-installed") clang. ...
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Sharing folder from Windows Host to Freebsd Guest

First of all, let me say that though I use Linux (Red Hat, at work) regularly, I am a complete beginner when it comes to actually administrating it. What I am trying to accomplish: I have (at home) ...
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Find files in multiple directories taken from list in a file?

FreeBSD 9.2 RELEASE p2 I have a file dirs.txt. In this file is a new line separated directory list like so: /etc /home /home/goods/ I need to first find in all directory's files which have names ...
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How to remove broken ZIL disk from ZFS pool

I have a ZFS pool, which contains two mirrored hard drives and ramdisk for logs. In my scenario is that log disk died: # zpool status -x tank pool: tank state: FAULTED status: An intent log record ...
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Where should I mount a disk to store backups?

I'm new to Unix, and wanted to give it a try. I had an old PC lying around and decided to turn it into a network based backup system to keep the data in the other PCs safe. So I installed FreeBSD on ...
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Non-interactive customization and installation of FreeBSD Ports

I'm new to FreeBSD, coming from a Linux background. I want to install a port, changing one of the default configuration options, in a non-interactive way (so that I can script the installation for ...
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How do I enable options for installed Ports in FreeBSD?

I installed the Vim editor using Ports and in the process didn't enable GTK2 or GNOME option. I assume that either these 2 options will let me use gvim. Here's my pkg info vim: vim-7.4.430_1 Name ...
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How to achieve portability with sed -i (in-place editing)?

I'm writing shell scripts for my server, which is a shared hosting running FreeBSD. I also want to be able to test them locally, on my PC running Linux. Hence, I'm trying to write them in a portable ...
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FreeBSD: spdylay build error

I try to install the latest curl updates from ports (curl-7.37.1_2) with HTTP/2.0 support enabled and I need to build spdylay for that purpose, but I keep getting the following strange errors and ...
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Installing FreeBSD in VirtualBox aborts unexpectedly

I have tried installing FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso into VirtualBox 3 times already today (each time starting from a fresh creation of a VM) and right when I'm about to Exit (Apply ...
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Some people told me FreeBSD is NOT Unix, is that right? Confused

Some people told me FreeBSD is NOT Unix, is that right? I'm confused. I checked some articles, but the expressions are pretty vague, and I need some clarification.
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“Cannot find -lgdbm” when making xemacs in FreeBSD10

I have been trying to install xemacs 21.4.22 in FreeBSD10 x64. Once I run ./configure and try to run make it gives me this error with libgdm.so library [eddyraz@laptop-eddyraz] ...
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Multiple instances of Postfix throwing error fatal: unknown service: smtp/tcp

I am trying to configure multiple postfix-2.12 instances on FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE following the README. postmulti -e init postmulti -I postfix-out -G mta -e create ... This all works I can start and ...
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FreeBSD setup RTL8187SE wireless NIC

I am running FreeBSD 10. My wireless card is: none1@pci0:9:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x818210ec chip=0x819910ec rev=0x22 hdr=0x00 vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.' device = ...
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What are the differences between socket polling mechanisms of kqueue and epolling?

kqueue socket polling mechanism is used in FreeBSD and epolling in Linux. I would like to know what are the differences between the two mechanisms?
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FreeBSD 10 with Root-on-ZFS using only a part of the disk

I'm having a bit of trouble here. I'll try and be as concise as possible in describing my objective: I'm setting up a storage server for my employer, using two Intel DC S3500 series 120GB solid state ...
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gtar fails to perform incremental backup

The following script fails to perform incremental backup, but creates full backup instead. On another FreeBSD server exactly same script works just fine (creating incremental backups). Servers are ...
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switching from user to root and revers (FreeBSD)

I want to make some modification with root and then with my user, in fact I want to install sudo and he give me the error in the first step: cd /usr/ports/security/sudo make install clean ...
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Get CPU usage for single process

I've got a problem getting a real-time CPU usage of a single process (by its PID). I'd like to setup a watchdog for the CPU usage of a process because it's suddenly reaching 100% of the CPU usage ...
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Parsing arbitrary natural language dates under BSD

I'm using the GNU date command to parse arbitrary natural language dates - for example to detect if a certain epoch time stamp is from last week, I can do: if [ "$timestamp" -lt "$(date +"%s" -d ...
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vim install on freebsd has taken 5 hours and counting

Ok, so installed portmaster and I'm trying with it, I'm hoping it won't take time. So I've been up all night and my vim installation is still going on. I have an amazon ec2 freebsd server setup. I ...
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How do I create a VM from an existing FreeBSD 8.2 PreRelease server?

I need to create a VM (VirtualBox) out of an existing freebsd 8.2 pre-release i386 machine. I need to replicate the exact same environment and I can't rebuild from scratch because FreeBsd 8.2 ...
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ZFS: Trying to remove top-level drive from Zpool

I have a zpool called storage that contains a five device raidz1 array. Today I went and bought another 3TB device and put it in my enclosure. However, instead of creating a new pool and adding that ...
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How much RAM needed for preventing use swap?

At my system always available some "Free" and "Inactive" memory, but sometimes system move couple megabytes to swap. Per night it maybe around 100MB, but for a few days in swap could be more than ...
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Figuring out physical cache layout in FreeBSD

I'm trying to figure out they physical cache layout of my CPU in FreeBSD 10. I see the following from sysctl kern.sched.topology_spec kern.sched.topology_spec: <groups> <group level="1" ...
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Do I need to setup my ZFS (using FreeBSD 10) for foreign-language files (e.g. filenames in Japanese/Thai/etc language)?

I am in the process of setting up a ZFS file server. I am planning to store all sorts of files in it. I have several hundred music tracks that are in Japanese/Korean native character. I want the file ...
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How to monitor outgoing http requests per user?

I'd like to know how to monitor users' outgoing http requests. I've got a FreeBSD 8.1 server, and I would like to get an output like this for http requests: source MAC address or IP address → ...
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Is it too early to try LibreSSL? [closed]

I've been somewhat following the development and recent release of LibreSSL and coincidentally I have a new FreeBSD web server that I've been configuring for my personal/hobbyist projects recently. ...
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Why does *BSD uses driver specific names for network interfaces? Does it imply limitations?

I notice that depending on the brand of the network card, interface names differ (driver dependent I suppose). Why does *BSD uses driver specific names for network interfaces? Does it mean there is ...
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How can Solaris sub-partitions be accessed in FreeBSD?

First of all, Linux detects the partitions: sdg1: <solaris: [s0] sdg5 [s1] sdg6 [s2] sdg7 [s8] sdg8 > However, FreeBSD 9.0 shows only the main partition. Is it possible that only Solaris ...
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NFS mount properties (options) in FreeBSD

I am trying to determine how to examine the actual properties of an NFS mount in FreeBSD. In CentOS (6.4 tested) one can cat /proc/mounts or execute nfsstat -m to determine all of the mount ...
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Strategies for userland file encryption without FDE

There are cryptography experts that are concerned over using Full Disk Encryption (FDE) on *nix platforms due to attack surface exposed due to reverse engineering of encryption algorithm when looking ...