Logical Volume in FreeBSD with gconcat

New data come everyday make existing storage media no longer reliable, need to add new harddisk New harddisk + old harddisk need to join in single volume FreeBSD provide a few method, gvinum, gconcat and gstripe Since I only have two harddisk I try use gconcat : kongja# df -H Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity …


Dynagen in FreeBSD

After ports unfreeze, I do some directory ports walking ( wanna analogy it as blogwalking ), find dynagen and dynamips ports. I thought dynagen not available in FreeBSD but I’m wrong su-2.05b# whereis dynamips dynamips: /usr/ports/emulators/dynamips su-2.05b# whereis dynagen dynagen: /usr/ports/emulators/dynagen su-2.05b# ls /usr/ports/emulators | grep dyna dynagen dynamips dynamips-devel wow, try dynagen first su-2.05b# …


php4-gd and xorg7.2

Try to upgrade php4-gd from ports, but still not work kongja# portupgrade php4-gd —>  Upgrading ‘php4-gd-4.4.6′ to ‘php4-gd-4.4.7′ (graphics/php4-gd) —>  Building ‘/usr/ports/graphics/php4-gd’ ===>  Cleaning for php4-4.4.7 ===>  Cleaning for autoconf-2.59_2 ===>  Cleaning for xorg-libraries-7.2 …………………. …………………. ===>  Cleaning for php4-gd-4.4.7 ===>  Found saved configuration for php4-gd-4.3.10 ===>  Extracting for php4-gd-4.4.7 => MD5 Checksum OK for …


FreeBSD ports unfreeze

Fiuh, finally ports unfreeze I thought my system is crash when I try to update ports, until I red about Xorg 7.2 ports committed Yeah, big ports Today, kongja# csup -g -L2 ports-supfile -h cvsup12.freebsd.org Parsing supfile “ports-supfile” Connecting to cvsup12.freebsd.org Cannot connect to 2001:468:902:201:209:3dff:fe11:442c: No route to host Connected to Server software version: …


Overwrite FreeBSD ports

Upgrade ports is easy, using portupgrade. Even portupgrade can upgrade it’s own program The problem come with error message ‘xxxx already installed’, how to overcome this problem? Answer: read the guide kongja# portupgrade p5-libwww-5.79_1 —> Upgrading ‘p5-libwww-5.79_1′ to ‘p5-libwww-5.803′ (www/p5-libwww) —> Building ‘/usr/ports/www/p5-libwww’ ===> Cleaning for p5-Compress-Zlib-1.33 bla…bla..bla ===> Checking if net/p5-URI already installed ===> …


Update FreeBSD with freebsd-update

After fresh install freebsd 4.11 in old machine I need to update it right away since many security advisories. Quick way to do that using freebsd-update : Installing freebsd-update dns# whereis freebsd-update freebsd-update: /usr/ports/security/freebsd-update dns# cd /usr/ports/security/freebsd-update/ dns# make install ===> Vulnerability check disabled, database not found => freebsd-update-1.6.tar.gz doesn’t seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/. …


Install list for new FreeBSD server

Some thought on configuration and install list for new FreeBSD server : 1. Install minimal (pick minimal or developer) 2. Configure ethernet card defaultrouter=”″ gateway_enable=”YES” hostname=”alamster.rasyid.net” ifconfig_em0=”inet netmask″ ifconfig_em0_alias0=”inet netmask″ 3. Time synchronize -bash-2.05b$ rdate time.nist.gov

Install program in FreeBSD; ports, package or source?

FreeBSD supports three methods for installing program : Ports Package Source Every method has its advantage and disadvantage : Ports, till time of writing, already reach 16984, wow. Supports many option, my favorite since beginning :-). Simply type make install . Package, for time consuming ports like cvsup I prefer use package for its small …


FreeBSD snapshots

I have noticed that FreeBSD mini iso no longer distributed but I found interesting link : FreeBSD snapshots From FreeBSD site : As part of an ongoing effort to improve the overall release process before a release actually slips out the door with problems, we are now periodically producing interim test releases called snapshots. These …


Installing dragonflyBSD 1.8.1

From wikipedia DragonflyBSD is : DragonFly BSD is a free, Unix-like operating system which was forked from FreeBSD 4.8. Matt Dillon, a long-time FreeBSD and Amiga developer, started work on DragonFly BSD in June 2003 and announced it on the FreeBSD mailing lists on July 16, 2003 [1]. Dillon started DragonFly in the belief that …


Install PfSense 1.2Beta1, Quick Overview

Pfsense is web based firewall designed special for PC, based on FreeBSD 6.x Version 1.2Beta1 using 6.2 release as base, PfSense features from author site : pfSense changes implemented (subject to change daily): FreeBSD 6.1 – CURRENT with ALTQ Wireless a/b/g wpa_supplicant, turbo, WEP, WPA-E/PSK and WPA2 (TKIP) Incoming load balancing pools PPPoE Server Themes …


Installing FreeBSD 4,5,6 and 7

Basic FreeBSD questions for beginner like me 1. What is FreeBSD? Wikipedia has the answer 2. Is it good as server? Don’t know :-), see yourself in netcraft 3. Which version is the best? For old hardware, consider using 4.xxx, for modern hardware use 6.xxx 4. Is there any video for installing FreeBSD?, I wanna …


cvs, cvsup, portsnap and csup

Progress in *BSD world is very fast, everyday patch released, program update etc to get that update via internet FreeBSD provide a few tools : cvs, not so familiar for beginner cvsup, very famous in FreeBSD, can update ports, source even for backup purpose portsnap, only for port update, in FreeBSD tree since 6.0 csup, …


Recreate FreeBSD ports build option

As big fan of FreeBSD ports, I like to play around with ports option, like when installing php4 I was prompted with a lot of build options : kongja# whereis php4 php4: /usr/ports/lang/php4 kongja# cd /usr/ports/lang/php4 then this ncurse option will popup ===> Found saved configuration for php4-4.4.6 ===> Extracting for php4-4.4.6