Posts in category FreeBSD
I have no idea when I wrote this. It got saved but never published, until today. I recently had the boot drive at one of my servers change. It’s really a VM on a box, but at least it’s running FreeBSD. To fix it, I got a VNC session going to their server, and was [...]
I wrote this back in July 2013, but never published it. Might as well share it now. Lately, I’ve been moving away from tracking FreeeBSD STABLE and more towards using freebsd-update(8). Today, I’ll be setting up a jail, using ezjail and freebsd-update. Installing Installing ezjail is straight forward: Installing the base jail My f [...]
It’s been a quiet week in BSD-land, at least in terms of me finding links. “I know BSD isn’t secure because I can’t install Norton.“ “Oops” and there’s D-Link DIR-655 support in FreeBSD. The ata driver in FreeBSD is removed. Steam available on PC-BSD. Old news, but always good. service(8) now [...]
The other day, I updated some packages using pkg. The default version of PHP went from 5.4 to 5.6. I ended up doing what /usr/dports/UPGRADING says and making a list of all PHP packages on my system, before removing PHP and its dependencies. I then reinstalled the packages that used PHP, bringing the needed packages back in at the right ( [...]
Not done in a last-minute rush before the weekend, yay! Done early cause I have to work over the weekend, boo! Tarsnap Mastery is out in print form. (as is author Michael Lucas’s newest sci-fi) Active Directory and FreeBSD. Might apply to all BSDs? (via) GhostBSD 10.1-alpha1 is out. (via) pfSense 2.1.1 is (Read more...)
Last night I upgraded the main jail server in my lab from FreeBSD 9.3 to FreeBSD 10.1. I just started using the term, home lab, after discovering http://www.reddit.com/r/homelab/. That server contains, amongst other things, these jails: my development environment for http://dev.freshports.org/ my in house webserver, which hosts the above ment [...]
I goofed up and didn’t complete last weeks’ In Other BSDs before it published, so you get some extra this week. DiscoverBSD news for 2015/03/09. FreeBSD Flame Graphs. (via) pkgsrc-2014Q4 binaries for illumos/SmartOS, plus support policy. 15 years of FreeBSD Foundation. autofs(5) on FreeBSD. DisplayLink adapters now work on FreeB [...]
In this post, I will use boot environments to upgrade an existing FreeBSD 9.3 to FreeBSD 10.1, and I will do this from within a chroot. Why? Because I can. You might want to read about my previous attempt and one or two, actually three, things I did to get ready for this. In the [...]
Much like the system/bootenv/default/usr does not contain /usr issue I recently wrote about, I found the same issue with system/bootenv/default/var For this post, I have booted my FreeBSD 9.3 system from mfsBSD thumb drive. I will import the pool, but not mount it. # zpool import -N system I mounted the filesystem in question, and [...]
I just upgraded from 9.3 to 10.1. I have not yet complete the install. My userland has been upgraded to 10.1 but my apps have not. I have a tmux session sitting like this: [root@slocum:~] # /usr/sbin/freebsd-update install Installing updates... Completing this upgrade requires removing old shared object files. Please rebuild all installed 3rd [...]
My goal is to make an easy way to upgrade with beadm by using the idea found in this post. I had a problem with my first attempt which I solved with the details in this post. boot mfsBSD This tool has very quickly become one of my favorites. I like how easy it is [...]
The newest BSDNow video goes into PC-BSD and booting, and interviews Justin Gibbs about the FreeBSD Foundation.
I started trying a Root-on-ZFS upgrade using beadm and quickly encountered an anomaly: no /usr/bin Then, it was there, then it wasn’t. I wasn’t sure of what steps I took to reproduce it. So I went through logs and eventually understood what happened. Let me show you. Here is what I did: # beadm create [...]
Today I sat down to install some packages on a server I just configured for Ansible and iocage. I failed. My poudriere host runs FreeBSD 9.3 and can build for older version of FreeBSD but not newer versions. Solution: upgrade that host. I will be using beadm to allow me to keep my existing 9.3 [...]
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The newest BSDNow episode talks with Sean Bruno about poudriere and QEMU. He’s using those tools on FreeBSD, but poudriere is useful for building dports on DragonFly, too. The usual news collection is there, too.
NYCBUG is having a book release event for “The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System” with George Neville-Neil, one of the authors. It’s happening tomorrow night, at the Stone Creek Bar & Lounge: 140 E 27th St. George Neville-Neil will be talking about DTrace, and there’s copies of the book to b [...]