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FreeBSD how to rebuild all p5-* Perl 5 ports

On a FreeBSD system, instructions say to rebuild all p5-* ports - how do I do that? A bit of background... I'm an experienced Linux person, trialling (and liking) the latest PC-BSD ...
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freebsd does not recognise that php was installed via ports

I have php 5.2.12 installed on FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE. It was installed from ports and I am trying to upgrade it to 5.3.2. However for some reason my system is not recognising that php was installed via ...
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Check changelog of FreeBSD port before upgrading?

Is there an easy way to check a changelog of a FreeBSD port before you upgrade? For instance, I'd like to check what upgrades are manditory before I do portmaster -ad. It would be nice to have ...
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FreeBSD Ports: How can I see all dependencies for a port, and all subdependencies for those dependencies?

I'm trying to build a port which depends on apache-ant. I thought I could run make build-depends-list to see all dependencies required by this port: # make build-depends-list ...
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How can I quickly install FreeBSD ports?

I am a Linux system administrator, so my knowledge of the specifics of FreeBSD are very literal, and not very thorough; I've been configuring packages and what not a for a few days now and every one ...
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Is it safe to install several apps from ports at the same time?

Can multiple make installs cause problems for the package system? For example: cd /usr/ports/*/nmap && make install cd /usr/ports/*/firefox && make install
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What is the easiest way to upgrade my existing Perl 5.14 to Perl 5.16 on FreeBSD 9 using the ports system?

I use the ports system on FreeBSD. What is the easiest way to upgrade Perl using ports? I currently uninstall all of perl and it's dependencies. I'd think there would be a cool way to upgrade Perl and ...
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How can I set default versions of MySQL, Postgres, Apache, etc. prior to installing anything from ports in FreeBSD?

When I install software from ports on a FreeBSD system, sometimes rather outdated versions of Apache/MySQL/Perl/etc are installed as dependencies. Is there any way to set the versions of these ports ...
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How do I update PHP and all its modules on FreeBSD in one go?

Basically, I usually do something like this: # portsnap fetch # portsnap update # portmaster -L | grep -B1 "New version" ===>>> php5-5.2.11 ===>>> New version available: ...
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Uninstall last n of ports/packages

While compiling some port, I realized that it depends on 1000+ of other ports and will install forever until I die or my disk is full (my hdd is really small). I interrupted make install clean. How ...
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port in freebsd

I think this is a very basic question but I need some understanding. What does a port mean in freebsd?
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Having a ball re-selecting PHP make config settings…FreeBSD

I am installing PHP 5.3 and having accidentally hit enter when selecting options failed to enable a module. After the installation make no longer gives me options but continues with saved options. ...
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How to download a single port on FreeBSD?

How can I download a single port from freebsd site instead of downloading the whole port collection?
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Is there a way to make a 32-bit variant of port under an amd64 system?

Is there a way to make a 32-bit package variant of mysql-client, for example ? Because I need some libraries for some binary software, and it would be good to maintain them from ports instead of ...
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Installing multiple php versions plus extensions on freebsd

I'm a currently learning how to work with freebsd. Lately I have been trying to run multiple php versions along with their respective packages. However, I seem to be running into issues while making ...
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How to apply patches to phantomjs port in FreeBSD 9?

I have installed FreeBSD 9 and I need to install phantomjs. It is available in /usr/ports/lang/phantomjs but the version is 1.0 while I need a more recent version. There is a patch to update to ...
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Update FreeBSD ports to specific version/time [duplicate]

I know that i can use the command Portsnap fetch update in order to update the ports tree. My issue rises because i have 2 servers, one running php 5.2 (server a) and the other running 5.3 (server b) ...
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How to find non-ports installations in FreeBSD?

Is there way to find all non-ports installations in FreeBSD? I'm using 8.4 version. Update: I need this for audit installed binaries for system "trusted" versions.
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Why are nginx configuration files read-only on FreeBSD?

After installing Nginx on FreeBSD 8.3 from ports, the configuration files in /usr/local/etc/nginx all have read-only permissions. Is there a reason for this? Am I not supposed to edit them? Or can I ...
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How can I list when was all my installed FreeBSD ports built?

I have a FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE system which I now upgrading to 9.0-RELEASE. In this process I need to rebuild all my ports installed. How can I list the date of last build for each installed port, to be ...
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installing java on freeBSD

I have a FreeBSD server with root access and I'm trying to install java on it. I've tried to install diablo from the /usr/ports/java/diablo-jre15 directory, and it gave me a URL to download a file to ...
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Htop installation failed

I'm trying to install the htop , but I can't since I'm getting this fatal error: # cd /usr/ports/sysutils/htop && make install clean ===> Installing for htop-1.0.1 ===> htop-1.0.1 ...
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How can I automatically install Perl modules from ports in FreeBSD?

I need to automate installation of a multitude of Perl modules. Most of them are present in ports. But some modules are located in bundles, for example www/p5-HTML-Tree prvides HTML::Element, ...
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Installing PostgreSQL 9.0 on FreeBSD

My installation of databases/postgresql90-client fails on a FreeBSD box. The installation blocks on configure, at the following step (while CPU usage tops 100%): checking thread safety of required ...
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FREEBSD creating new port

I have a script here that I want to create as a port in freebsd and then make it as package so that I can install on some machines. script is below. #!/usr/local/bin/bash if [ ! -f "/suid.old" ] then ...
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FreeBSD pkg query by automatic flag?

You can do a pkg set -A ... to set the automatic flag, but how do you do a pkg query for all packages with that automatic flag set? I see you can do pkg query -e '%#r != 0', but that's surely not the ...
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Clone ports from bsd installation to another

I have a production FreeBSD webserver which I would like to "clone" to create a development/preproduction server. I've installed a clean FreeBSD server and now I would like to know if there's an easy ...
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freebsd shell package not execute after successfull install

After successfull installing midnight commander with pkg_add - mc i try to load it from shell command "mc", but it did not work. Leaving the root and going root again fixes that problem. The same ...
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How to suppress compilation output when using ports in FreeBSD?

Is it possible to configure the FreeBSD ports system to suppress the compilation output (like brew does in OS X)? The output is mostly useless for me and can be a waste of bandwidth (when working over ...
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Portsnap error, doesn't work anymore FreeBSD 8.2

I can't seem to run portsnap anymore, there seems to be an error and /usr/ports/sysutils/portsnap doesn't exist for a reinstallation. The error I'm getting when running portsnap is: ...
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Can't install p5-Digest-SHA1 on FreeBSD 8.3

I am trying to instasll rkhunter on a FreeBSD 8.3 box. However, during make install one of the dependencies failed to build: ===> Building package for p5-Digest-SHA1-2.13 Creating package ...
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Can not install PHP/Lighttpd or any other service on FreeBSD

I've just bought a new dedicated server and I wanted to install the basic services on it, but when I tried to install php after updating my ports I get the following error message (after PHP's ...
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Change apache22 in FreeBSD 8.2 from itk to apache22-worker (or prefork, event)

Can I simple remove apache22 and install apache22-worker? I has ispmanager hosting panel with existing apache configuration (some vhosts, working as nginx backend), does all that config files will ...
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How to commit update to ports?

5.5.32 version of MariaDB (MySQL replacement) was released in 18th july but in FreeBSD ports we still have 5.5.31. What ways I have to commit this update to ports?