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pkgsrc package install message

When installing gnupg2 on Mac OS X 10.10.2 using pkgsrc I got a message $ pkgin install gnupg2 ... =========================================================================== The following files ...
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It is possible to use a HDMI card with OpenBSD

Is it possble to use a HDMI card with OpenBSD? I have a home server but at the moment I have only a TV with an HDMI entry. I would like to use OpenBSD.
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OpenBSD Packet Filter diagram [closed]

I need help in creating a simple diagram about PF. I made this and need some opinions.
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Write an image to a flash drive under OpenBSD

Under Linux, I can simply do a: dd if=ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdb and boot up the /dev/sdb which is a device for a flash drive. It finishes in 263 seconds. But: If I boot up an ...
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OpenBSD 5.6 / fvwm2 / xterm missing UTF-8 support

If I log on from a RHEL 6.5/GNOME notebook via SSH using gnome-terminal to an OpenBSD install, the UTF-8 support is OK. But if I use OpenBSD / fvwm2 / xterm locally, not via SSH, then it just misses ...
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Status of 5GHz support for 802.11 WiFi devs in BSD (2014)

To put it simply, 2.4GHz band doesn't work anymore due to the plethora of various Wi-Fi and other devices, whereas 5GHz is still almost entirely empty. Do any of the BSDs -- FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, ...
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Courier IMAP - Account's mailbox directory is not owned by the correct uid or gid

so i poked around and found out that DEFDOMAIN="@domain.se" is messing things up, so i removed that from /etc/courier/imapd and i got to the point where SMTP work and i get this from the IMAP: Jul 2 ...
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PDF reader for OpenBSD that has default disabled JAVA/JavaScript/etc.?

I'm searching for a PDF reader that doesn't supports Java, JavaScript in PDF files (and other unneeded things what is only used in 1% of the PDF files, but can cause security issues). Or there isn't ...
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How do I add more IP addresses to my pf rules?

I wish to have all internet traffic to go through my VPN; when my VPN is disconnected, all internet traffic can not go out of my workstation/desktop (not server). I wish to switch VPN servers of one ...
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What “bad list v: No such file or directory at -/usr/libdata/per15/OpenBSD/Pkg_Add.pm line 1115” means?

I recently installed OpenBSD on an old laptop from 2005 and I am trying to install nano and then xfce4 and then a few other programs, but every time I try to use pkg_add, I get the message: Fatal ...
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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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What does the “first Ethernet card” mean in the BSD world?

https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/network-routing.html The designation link#1 refers to the first Ethernet card in the machine. Question: what does the "first Ethernet card" mean? How to ...
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What does “link#1” mean?

netstat -rn Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Mtu Interface default 75.126.68.49 UGS 7 1203 - pcn0 ...
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OpenBSD pf NAT rules based on DHCP/DNS

I have a Proxmox installed and an OpenBSD VM in front of all the others to play the role of NAT, firewall, DNS and DHCP. I have a fully functional DNS and DHCP. My DHCP is correctly updating my DNS ...
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Routing a LAN through OpenVPN on OpenBSD 5.5

I'm configuring an OpenVPN gateway to allow a LAN access to the internet through the tunnel. The gateway is running OpenBSD 5.5-stable amd64 on the PC Engines APU platform. The LAN contains re1, re2, ...
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How to hint font dejavu sans mono on OpenBSD

The default DejaVu Sans Mono font in OpenBSD xterm looks too fat. Settings in ~/.Xdefaults are: xterm*faceName: DejaVu Sans Mono xterm*faceSize: 12 How to hint this font on OpenBSD (e.g. by ...
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Is there a valid alternative to top for OpenBSD?

I like very much htop, on GNU/Linux is very nice, I would like a similar software for OpenBSD 5.6. Anyone knows something about that?
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Can OpenSSH 6.7 optionally not depend on OpenSSL?

It has been reported on Slashdot on 2014-04-30 that OpenSSH now has a compile-time option to not depend on OpenSSL. However, OpenSSH 6.7 release notes, released on 2014-10-06, do not make any mention ...
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How to edit a .gpg file with vi?

So I created a gpg encrypted file with password: gpg -c passwords.txt.gpg how can I open it with vi, edit it, then close it? (So that no passwords.txt file will be created, the decrypted ...
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How to lock GNOME3 on OpenBSD?

There is a normal user, that I added sudo permission to "zzz" on an OpenBSD 5.6 notebook. The "zzz" works, the notebook suspends.. but the GNOME 3 screensaver doesn't lock before/after suspend. How ...
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LDAP Authentication on OpenBSD

I'm trying to get an OpenBSD server to authenticate users using the same LDAP server the rest of my home network uses. While 'getent password' lists the users from the LDAP server as expected, I ...
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When building a new kernel in OpenBSD 5.6, can the name of `config` be something else?

I am using the release version of OpenBSD 5.6 and have to apply a patch called 004_kernexec.patch.sig (URL: http://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/5.6/common/004_kernexec.patch.sig ) An excerpt ...
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Will changing hostname in OpenBSD affect installed packages?

With regards to OpenBSD 5.6, suppose I change my hostname in /etc/myname Will doing so affect installed packages, root password or user's passwords? Do I have to reboot my machine after changing my ...
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OpenBSD and xorg: How to fully expand shrunken vesa video?

Because OpenBSD 5.5 does not appear to support moderately newer Nvidia cards (mine is a GT 610), I am using the vesa X.Org driver. Problem with vesa is that the displayed image is shrunken and ...
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“persist” attribute in OpenBSD Tables

According to OpenBSD's FAQs on "Tables" (http://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf/tables.html), without the persist attribute, the kernel will automatically remove the table when the last rule referencing ...
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Realtek audio issues on OpenBSD 5.2

I am running OpenBSD/amd64 5.2 stable on a new machine, using a gigabyte motherboard with a realtek alc898 audio chipset. When I try to play any audio (sources include mpd, aucat, and cat > ...
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How to apply updates on OpenBSD, NetBSD, and FreeBSD?

I'm using OpenBSD for quite a while now. All I do, however is go from one release to the next, always just doing an update. I configured the system so it works as my router and firewall, and it works ...
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USB not working in OpenBSD 5.6 installer

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 5.6 amd64 on my 2012 Mac mini (quad-core Intel i7), but USB stops working partway through the boot sequence, as evidenced by my lighted keyboard going dark. Without a ...
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Key-based authentication from PyCharm / JSCH to OpenBSD fails

I am trying to configure PyCharm (java-based IDE) to connect via sftp to a new OpenBSD 5.6 machine with an almost-default setup. However, it keeps returning an error "Algorithm negotiation fails". I ...
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Are there any audited webbrowsers in OpenBSD?

I'm looking for an audited web browser on OpenBSD. As far as I can tell nothing in Ports is audited, so are there any browsers built-in on OpenBSD?
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OpenBSD runs out of memory, while not using swap space

I'm working with a fresh install of OpenBSD (5.6 amd64). I'm attempting to build Boost libraries, and quite a few compilations are failing with cc1plus running out of memory errors. I've read ...
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Why isn't my nat-to not applied to the pass out rule?

I've a strange problem concerning NAT on an OpenBSD-Box with pf. I've cut down my pf.conf to the following lines: extif = "pcn0" intif = "pcn1" block drop all #Allow all incoming traffic from intif ...
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Which is the software package for creation of PDF documents on Debian and OpenBSD OSes?

I have installed the software package called evince. It only opens and reads PDF files but does not create them. What software package should I install on boxes that run Debian (or OpenBSD) that can ...
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Firefox and firefox-esr packages in OpenBSD 5.5

After I issued sudo pkg_add -vi firefox, the ftp server responded: Ambiguous: 0. firefox-esr 1. firefox Enter choice: I didn't know what to choose, so I chose and entered 0. The installation was ...
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How to block abusive IP addresses with pf in OpenBSD?

We can see from the nginx logs that there is an IP address doing nasty things. How can we block it with a pf command and then later permanently with the /etc/pf.log? How can we block a x.x.x.x/24 ...
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On-screen fonts appear tiny on OpenBSD 5.5

I chose the default installation of OpenBSD 5.5. My monitor's brand is Samsung 27-inch 850 series LED. It's in full high-definition, 1920x1080. After I type my login username and password, I am ...
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How can I peek at the output of a running crontab task on OpenBSD?

I have an hourly hour-long crontab task running with some mtr (traceroute) output every 10 minutes (that is going to go for over an hour prior to it being emailed back to me), and I want to see the ...
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Ran out of disk space in /usr/ports partition, how can I build ports?

I installed OpenBSD using the default/automatic partition configuration which only allocated ~4MB to /usr. While compiling a large port it gave an error that the disk was full. I have looked for ways ...
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Partition offset at 63 or 64?

I did not wish to use the entire SSD for OpenBSD 5.5. (The SSD is new and pre-formatted with MSDOS using Gparted) During installation and at the fdisk stage, I chose Partition #: 0 to install OpenBSD ...
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Two fdisks seeing different MBRs on same external drive (OpenBSD 4.2/5.5)

I'm trying to use an external USB hard drive to copy data between a legacy production OpenBSD 4.2 system (on a slow, fragile network — that's not an option) and a new OpenBSD 5.5 box, and I'm running ...
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USB audio only outputs white noise

I am running OpenBSD/i386 5.1 on a 5 year old laptop. The speakers and headphone port work, but the headphone port is a little loose so I am trying to install an external USB sound card (Fiio E17 USB ...
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Unable to patch 2 errata on OpenBSD 5.5

I'm trying to patch OpenBSD 5.5 with all of the 10 errata. The command I use to patch is: signify -Vep /etc/signify/openbsd-55-base.pub -x /path/to/patch/ \ -m - | (cd /usr/src && patch -p0) ...
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How to use a separated user with GUI on OpenBSD?

A webbrowser is a GREAT attack vector since people use it to access the "dangerous" internet. Very bad things can come in through to the desktop. So in general for a desktop, we can do the ...
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How do I send a shutdown event to a QEMU guest (OpenBSD)?

I'm using virtualisation solely to install OpenBSD onto the bare hardware, and during the installation, the redirection to the serial port didn't get configured, so, I ended up with the system ...
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Names of copied files from USB device to HDD have all become uppercase. How to fix it?

I am currently using OpenBSD 5.5-release. Whenever I copy files or directories from my USB device to the local HDD, the names of the copied files have all become uppercase. What causes it? How do I ...
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installpath in OpenBSD 5.5

In the FAQ section of OpenBSD 5.5, it is recommended to use export PKG_PATH=ftp://your.ftp.mirror/pub/OpenBSD/5.5/packages/`machine -a`/ and to add the above line to ~/.profile Instead of doing ...
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nginx: Long filenames in directory listing

Using nginx/1.4.1 with OpenBSD 5.4, 64bit: How could we set nginx to show the full filename (or at least show more from the filename then the default) when using directory listing? Googling ...
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Installing a new OpenBSD kernel “safely”: why does `make install` go through these extra hoops?

After building a new OpenBSD kernel, the install target of the kernel Makefile does the following: rm -f /obsd ln /bsd /obsd cp bsd /nbsd mv /nbsd /bsd I understand that the first two lines remove ...
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Mount filesystems after boot to avoid fsck delay for sshd

I'm trying to optimise the overall downtime and improve availability in case of system failure. I'm specifically concerned about the reboot (e.g. after a kernel panic) taking so long that I don't ...
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How to update font path?

I am using OpenBSD 5.5 and have just installed a package named xpdf The installation completed with the following message: You may wish to update your font path for ...