Category Archives: FreeBSD

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FreeBSD 9.0 as IPv6-only

At work we have native IPv6 connectivity along with IPv4. We’ve had IPv6 for nearly 5 years and IPv4 for the past 17 years.

On 2011-08-16, I grabbed an IPv6-only snapshot of FreeBSD/i386 9.0-BETA1 dated 20110727 and started experimenting with internet life using only IPv6. This particular machine is a virtual machine running inside VirtualBox 4.1.2 on my Windows 7 desktop at work. Continue reading FreeBSD 9.0 as IPv6-only

How to forcefully upgrade all your FreeBSD ports using portupgrade

When moving from one major FreeBSD branch to another, you are almost compelled to upgrade all of your installed FreeBSD ports. If you move from the RELENG_7 branch to RELENG_8, as an example, the old pty interface is deprecated, and ports such as screen (sysutils/screen) must be recompiled and reinstalled to take advantage of the new pts interface. Continue reading How to forcefully upgrade all your FreeBSD ports using portupgrade

Oppgraderingstabell for FreeBSD

Jeg tenkte at jeg skulle dele med dere et lite avkrysningsskjema som jeg lagde i formiddag. Det er en god del ting som skal gjøres for hver FreeBSD-maskin i forbindelse med oppgradering. I stedet for å fortsette å bruke Post-It-lapper, så brukte jeg pdfLaTeX og lagde koden for skjemaet som dere ser under. Dersom du vil se hva resultatet blir, så kan du ta en titt på denne PDF-fila. Bon appétit. Continue reading Oppgraderingstabell for FreeBSD

rkhunter complaining about /etc/passwd?

Tell rkhunter to ignore /etc/passwd by inserting EXISTWHITELIST="/etc/passwd" in your rkhunter configuration file. If you prefer not to make this change to your configuration file, make sure you run rkhunter --propupd with the same PATH as given in /etc/crontab. A command like

env -i PATH=/etc:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin rkhunter --propupd

should suffice. Thanks to Mr. Torfinn Ingolfsen for his effort to track down this problem.

Minor difficulties with PHP 5.3.5, php-mysql 5.3.5, and MySQL 5.5.8 on FreeBSD 8, now solved

Something was wrong with the combination of PHP 5.3.5, php-mysql 5.3.5, and MySQL 5.5.8 on FreeBSD 8 earlier this month. Any attempt to run the command php -v resulted in PHP hanging after outputting the “Zend line”. Either kill(1) the process or type C-c to put it out of its misery, but neither action is any helpful. Continue reading Minor difficulties with PHP 5.3.5, php-mysql 5.3.5, and MySQL 5.5.8 on FreeBSD 8, now solved