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FreeBSD optional components deinstall

How deinstall optional components world/games, world/doc etc.?
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Use a “Friendly” Label on Drives or Partitions in FreeBSD

Maybe I am missing this and it's really simple, but I cannot figure out how to label a BSD disk. I have looked at tunefs or gpart and even disklabel, however none do what I am looking for - I don't ...
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Changing fonts in the Mate terminal application

How would I change the font of my terminal in FreeBSD to the Noto Sans font? I am interested in Noto's support for a wide variety of Unicode characters. I downloaded the font using the package manager ...
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display no longer listends to console after starting X11, not even after shutting down X11

From the console, or another virtual terminal, I launch X11. This is in Free BSD. I cannot return the display to any other terminal afterwards. By using the ctl-alt-F1 key combination, for example. ...
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NAT and source IP filtering in PF, using OpenBSD >= 4.7

I just read a book about PF (The Book Of PF, No Starch), but there's one question not answered by it. If I have a gateway machine using two interfaces, $int_if and $ext_if, and I NAT the packages ...
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How can I boot the PC-BSD live DVD-ISO IMAGE directly via GRUB2?

Via the loopback command, GRUB2 allows to directly boot an ISO file. Now, I've configured the according menuentry to boot the PC-BSD Live DVD ISO, but when I try to boot it, the FreeBSD bootstrap ...
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Set Default Boot Device in Open Firmware

I have an old Apple XServe G4 that I successfully created a dual boot of Mac OS X and FreeBSD 10.2. In order to boot the machine, you have to go into Open Firmware and issue a boot command... I ...
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gdb710 crashs on start [on hold]

Since I need to debug my binary, I installed GDB on my FreeBSD server. I now have the problem that if I want to start gdb I get an error I don't know anything about. i386fbsd-kern.c:482: ...
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How to install PostgreSQL 9.3 in FreeBSD jail?

I configured virtual NICS using pf, and a jail for FreeBSD using qjail create pgsql-jail 192.168.0.3. When I tried to install PostgreSQL 9.3 using port collection, it shows strange message at first. ...
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Connecting to WPA network in FreeBSD

For whatever reason I am having a very annoying time just trying to connect to a network in FreeBSD. So the question is how would someone manually connect to a wireless WPA network in FreeBSD 11.0? ...
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How to modify partition in FreeBSD 10 with gpart

I am using FreeBSD. My HDD has this set of partitions: root@core:/media # gpart show => 63 390721905 ada0 MBR (186G) 63 1985 - free - (993K) 2048 ...
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FreeBSD throttle cpu clock on high temperature

I'm using a laptop with bad cooling system, so my CPU sometimes hits very high temperature, and linux kernel is able to throttle cpu clock to cool it as I can see in dmesg: [22612.245243] CPU3: Core ...
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Host to Jail networking with vimage

I've got iocage jails with vnet=on (vimage virtualized networking) I've got a bridge1 with several jails' interfaces as members (vnet1:1, vnet1:2, etc) these can pass packets between each other. ...
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Hide where I'm sshing to?

I'm connected to a public FreeBSD system, and I want to be able to connect to other servers without disclosing (via w and alike) where I'm connecting to, how can I achieve this?
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NFS mount fails at boot time

I have the following in /etc/fstab on FreeBSD: venture:/usr/redacted /usr/local/redacted nfs rw 0 0 This fails during boot. However, after boot, the following command succeeds ...
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Setting up Intel Wireless AC 3160 NIC in FreeBSD

I have a pretty frustrating issue with FreeBSD. I am a Linux user who decided to switch to FreeBSD because I liked the idea of the ports system that it uses. I decided to give it a try in a virtual ...
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How do I make use of unused space on my boot drive on FreeBSD

I have an old FreeBSD Server (running 7.3-RELEASE) that desperately needs additional storage. In fact, it has some-- the original 20G SCSI drives have been replaced by 300G SCSI drives, so in theory ...
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Mount iSCSI Partitions Automatically at Boot on FreeBSD 10

I have a FreeBSD 10.2 server that I mount iSCSI drives to. I would like to have those drives mounted automatically in fstab so that they are persistent across reboots. If I execute the command ...
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Mount iSCSI ext2 Linux Partition on FreeBSD 10.2

I decided to switch from CentOS to FreeBSD 10 after I had a really good experience installing it on a Xserve G4 (PowerPC, that's a story for another day if anyone is interested). Anyway, my CentOS ...
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FreeNAS 9.2: install FreeBSD packages

I have installed FreeNAS 9.2amd64 (based on the same FreeBSD version) on a VirtualBox VM. I created users and pool/volume for my data. In anticipation of installing ...
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enable networking inside a freebsd jail

So I'm mostly a linux newbie itself. Let alone freebsd, so please bear with me. I just need some very basic clues to get this to work. I use FreeBSD 9.1 64-bit from the list here. On my freebsd ...
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FreeBSD - No internet connection inside jail

I am currently trying to set up a server on FreeBSD. I want to create jails with ezjails according to the handbook. I am following the example to install BIND inside a jail but I am stuck at the ...
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Howto fix my PHP install on FreeBSD using pkg

I've been messing around with pkg install, installing / removing both php5-5.4.29 and php55-5.5.13. But when I run php from the command line, it will give me an error like this: PHP Warning: PHP ...
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Linux Source Routing, Strong End System Model / Strong Host Model?

Can a multihomed Linux machine implement a true Strong ES Model? Specific Use Case I have a system with five different interfaces, each connected to the same subnet, thus the same gateway to the ...
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Dell Workstation t7910 and FreeBSD

I want to install FreeBSD on a Dell Workstation t7910. This workstation has a nVidia Quadro graphics card and two Xenon processors. Would FreeBSD recognize the hardware on a Dell Workstation t7910?
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What is causing a pause during the system device probe?

I am running FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE. During the boot device probe there is a two-times 30 second pause. The output relevant to this is # dmesg ... (aprobe0:ata0:0:1:0): ATAPI_IDENTIFY. ACB: a1 00 00 ...
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ezjail: update problems

I'm having problems whenever I try to update my ezjail baseball on FreeSDB 10. I'm on FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE-p11 and ezjail v3.4.2 The jails show the right version inside but the update progress ...
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alternative approach for selective deletes from rsnapshot tree with find?

I'm looking for a generalizable solution to this problem, 'cause I'm sure it will come up again. I have a client that does medical research. Periodically we have to remove the datasets provided by ...
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Why does SSH server say, “authorized_keys is not a regular file”?

I've been trying to configure the login with a key generated from puttygen so I can disable password authentication. I saved a private key from puttygen and copied the public part to my ...
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How do I allow user permissions to data on a Couchpotato and Sickbeard Plugin using Freenas

Trying to setup permissions for the plugins sickbeard / couchpotato. I’ve read almost every thread google / the forums have but haven’t really found a solution yet. I’m assuming it’s the data here: ...
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cabal update causes segmentation fault on FreeBSD 10.2

I have installed FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE 32-bit and I am trying to use Haskell on it. I have installed package ghc-7.10.2 with pkg and then installed package hs-cabal-install-1.22.6.0 from ...
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How to mount /boot from LiveCD (FreeBSD 11 ZFS)

FreeBSD 11 (current) with ZFS I can mount zroot with zpool import -fR /mnt zroot but /mnt/boot is empty (and it's even not a directory) I need to edit loader.conf, how can I do it?
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Does FreeBSD contain non-free software in its base?

I mean binary blobs compiled by third parties. Additionally if you do pkg install, are there non-free packages considered by default?
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FreeBSD 10.2 - Is three-way HAST replication possible?

I have a pair of FreeBSD 10.2 servers using HAST to keep a volume replicated between them. I'm introducing two new storage nodes that have much newer hardware and will eventually replace the existing ...
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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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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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FreeBSD pkg does not find any packages; where to start debugging

I installed the latest FreeBSD 11 snapshot on a RPI2. Installing/making a package from ports works fine. pkg upgrade works fine as well, but pkg search nano does not find any packages. I come ...
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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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Why is mouse freezing in FreeBSD 9.1 Gnome or Fluxbox?

I'm new to FreeBSD 9.1 and I wanted to install a desktop GUI environment. I first tried Gnome 2 since I am familiar with it. I appended the following lines to the /etc/rc.conf file: hald_enable="YES" ...
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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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FreeBSD Selenium PhantomJS - Can not connect to the Service

i am stuck to run PhantomJS with selenium. So i have prepared a FreeBSD Jail and installed phantomjs via ports. whereis phantomjs > phantomjs: /usr/local/bin/phantomjs /usr/ports/lang/phantomjs ...
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Can't use #!/bin/sh (: not found) [duplicate]

I was trying to run a few scripts but I came across this error: : No such file or directory I'm using #!/bin/sh to run it, already tried with bash but no luck. Heres my script: #!/bin/sh ...
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Kolab on FreeBSD

I want to install Kolab on FreeBSD 10. It seems there are no precompiled packages available, so I have to compile from source. On Kolab's Git server the latest Kolab server available is version 2.3.4 ...
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Nas4free (freeBSD) wont make it past bootloader without keyboard?

I've got an old Compaq machine re-purposed as a Home NAS using Nas4free. I've had it connected up to a monitor and keyboard (PS/2) for a while, (which boots fine, no issues) but I would like to have ...
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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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BSD sed: Replace only the Nth occurrence of a pattern

Using BSD sed; How can I perform the following substitution?: Before: hello hello hello hello hello hello After: hello world hello hello hello hello In other words; how can I replace only the ...
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Why can't I enable Transmission on FreeNAS 9.2? I keep getting an error

I have installed the plugin correctly, but every time I try and start it either using service transmission start, or trying to flip the on switch from the plugins page, I get this error: ...
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FreeBSD: using python3 in uwsgi instead of python2

I have a server with FreeBSD 10.1 installed. I want to deploy a Django site on it using uwsgi+nginx+python3 and got some problems. The site was written for python3, I installed python3.4 then python3 ...
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How to startup FreeBSD in console mode

I have recently installed a VMware image of FreeBSD, although when I boot up I get the message: Welcome to DesktopBSD, select from the following options: http://i.imgur.com/VWahL.gif The trouble is ...
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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 ...