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How do I automatically start supervisor on boot in FreeBSD?

Is there a pre-existing startup script for supervisord on FreeBSD? If not, is there a good guide for writing rc.d scripts for FreeBSD? I'm pretty new to the platform. Thanks. UPDATE: I now have the ...
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BSD route(8) MAN page bug

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=route Route is a utility used to manually manipulate the network routing tables. It normally is not needed, as a system routing table management ...
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GCCVERSION not found error when installing a FreeBSD port

I am trying to install a program using port on FreeBSD 4.7. I get this error: Couldn't find your current GCCVERSION (OSVERSION=470000) How would you fix an error like this?
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/server-status shows over 240 requests like “OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0” 200 - “-” “Apache (internal dummy connection)”

Some details: Webserver: Apache/2.2.13 (FreeBSD) mod_ssl/2.2.13 OpenSSL/0.9.8e OS: FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE This is a FreeBSD Jail. I believe I use the Apache 'prefork' MPM (I run the default for ...
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“watching” a log on FreeBSD vs Linux

On Linux systems I can watch -n1 tail /var/log/whatever.log or watch -n1 grep somestuff /var/log/whatever.log To show updates to a log every 1 seconds. On FreeBSD however, the watch command does ...
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Upgrade Postgres 8.3 to 8.4 using Ports (on FreeBSD)

I'm trying to upgrade PostgreSQL 8.3 to 8.4 using Ports on FreeBSD (7.2). I found a few good guides, such as this one, but they won't work. Upon running 'portupgrade -o databases/postgresql84-client ...
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pecl-ssh2-0.11 Freebsd Compile error after upgrading to php 5.3.2

Hi I've been looking for answers for this all day and can find nothing to solve my issue. I also came across a question about this port on serverfault that I just answered and will hopefully help ...
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test if master dns has transfered copy to slave

I setup my master and slave using FreeBSD. I'm currently running the Bind 9.X version, so far everything is working successfully. Just one small problem. I can't get the master copy of my DNS to ...
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How to tell if a freebsd jail is up to date?

I've set up a "Service Jail" in FreeBSD 8.0 according to the FreeBSD Handbook (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/jails-application.html). After upgrading the host to the latest ...
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Why won't FreeBSD reboot after a kernel crash?

Once in a while I get my server running FreeBSD 8.0 amd64 fail due to bad memory (incompatible with motherboard) modules. Each time it happens, the box stalls with the last note saying that it will ...
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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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Permission problem with Git (over SSH) on FreeBSD

We're having permission problem with Git on FreeBSD. The setup is fairly straight forward. We have a few different repos on the same server. For simplicity, let's say they reside in /git/repo1 and ...
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rsync over ssh backup failing after relocation of server

I've got two FreeBSD machines set up; one serves video data and the other is the backup for the first. At this point I've got around 4TB of data. I add files to the video server a few at a time, and ...
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Ierrs on Network Interface - Pfsense/Freebsd

We're using PfSense as an internal router/firewall (no connection to WAN). Using the Web-GUI, under Status ---> Interfaces, there's one particular interface where I have some errors: In/out errors ...
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Apache doesn't autostart because vpn isn't up yet

I have a FreeBSD8 server, and VPN connection to my ISP. I use mpd5 and it works fine. Also I have an Apache server whch works fine, if I start it manually, after VPN is get up. But when I add it to ...
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What should a computer science student include/run on his first server to learn the most?

A group of us CompSci students are trying to get our first server up and running. We're gonna try and install FreeBSD on this box. Would be great if you can suggest utilities/packages we should ...
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FreeBSD 8 Kernel Configuration Error Using the VESA Option

I'm trying to reconfigure FreeBSD 8 (amd64) to allow for a high resolution terminal by following these instructions. The problem is that when I add the two lines: options VESA options SC_PIXEL_MODE ...
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What possible events could cause a MySQL database to revert to a previous state?

A client of mine recently had a strange event with their MySQL database. Several days ago, one database suddenly "went back in time". All the data was in the state it was in several months ago. Even ...
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zfs pool not automatically mounted

I recently installed freebsd 8 on a file server and created a raidz-pool from 4 drives. It works fine, except the filesystems are not mounted automatically on boot. zpool status and zfs list shows ...
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slow interactive response time

VMWare ESXi4 with 2 VM's (FreeBSD-amd64). When doing a reboot on one of the VM's, the reboot is done in normal speed, but after that, the interactive response time on the other gets very slow: ...
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What SATA drive should I install FreeBSD onto? i.e. ar0 vs da0 vs ad4/5

I'm installing FreeBSD 8.0 on a server that has hardware SATA Raid. I'm just wondering. What is the difference between these devices. i.e. ar0, da0, ad4, ad5 I take it that ad4 & 5 are my two ...
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FreeBSD+PF+Passive Firewall=Frustration

I have a FreeBSD server that I'm trying to get FTP working on. If I disable pf everything works great. If I connect while pf is running I can login successfully-but as soon as I run an ls I get this: ...
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Binary won't execute when run with a path. Eg >./program won't work but >program works fine

I'm getting some weird behaviour for a binary file I'm trying to run. I'm using Mac OSX snow leopard, and the binary itself is part of labkey software .. built from source. If I try to run the file ...
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Setting up a NFS Server on FreeBSD

I need to setup an NFS Server on FreeBSD, I have gone through a couple guides to try and get it running but can't quite get it going. I have the server running, but I seem to be having trouble ...
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Securing access through specific ports on public IP address

We have public IP address hosted on FreeBSD router. We have also a lot of service running inside our LAN network, some of our services need to be accessible outside our home network trough public IP ...
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Cannot use integrated audio on GA-MA74GM-S2 on FreeBSD

I'm trying to configure a home-server for using as sound-server among other uses. MB is GA-MA74GM-S2 (dmidecode confirmed), with Realtek ALC888 codec on it. As I understand, this soundcard must work ...
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Freenas — Choosing the right redundant storage regime (RAID, ZFS, Rsync?)

I've been running a freenas box for a few months as a proof of concept and all seems to be well now reliability wise. So it's time to up the storage capacity and build it into production mode. I was ...
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Mysql auto start on freebsd 5.3

I can't seem to figure out how to have mysql start up when booting up for a server than I am now managing. root@: uname -a FreeBSD .server1 5.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #0: Fri Nov 5 04:19:18 UTC ...
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Freebsd doesn't show command output correctly in Putty

I have just installed the latest stable version of FreeBSD to a computer and I have the following problem: If, in Putty, I issue a command like ps uxa which gives long lines of output, they get ...
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Fastest OS for Java applications

I have a multithreaded Java program. I am dealing with certain perfomance problems. I have improved everything. Hardware + Software. Now I think that it's time to move to proper Operating System. I ...
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Firebird on FreeBSD

Does anybody know on how to install Firebird 2.0 on FreeBSD 7.2? I have updated the ports and the kernels, but when I try to do a "make install", I get the error: Please do not build firebird as ...
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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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Setting up nameserver - bind [FreeBSD]

First of all sorry for bad English. I'm a newcomer to FreeBSD, and I'm going to like it. Before I tried FreeBSD, I had a Linux VPS (My ISP set it up for me). I decide to drop it in favor of FreeBSD ...
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Can fsck on ufs cause data loss?

I'm on FreeBSD8. I have a problem with a partition. I can't mount it. It says "Operation not permitted." I run fsck -t ufs /dev/da0p1. After it finish the operation, I can mount it successfully. But ...
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Incoming SSH stopped working on FreeBSD 7.2

Somehow sshd stopped running and no amount of start, restart or onestart will make it go again. I normally ssh into it from a dual-boot laptop computer that shows up on the network as gabi-buntu when ...
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cant ssh to hostname of server, but can ip

On a local LAN I am unable to connect to my FreeBSD8 server with OpenSSH. I can on the other hand ssh directly by IP address and it works fine. The server as well as my workstation are behind the ...
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OS router distribution with very low memory footprint?

I'm looking for an os router distribution with a very low memory footprint. I want to start it in a VM to join multiple VM subnets together in a lab environment. Anything that requires that the host ...
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Smallest footprint OS [closed]

Many FreeBSD users tell me that FreeBSD has the smallest footprint in terms of CPU & RAM usage. I'm looking for a server OS with the smallest possible CPU & RAM usage, so I will try FreeBSD ...
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FreeBSD RAID rebuild by data center, now data in /var/logs and /var/db/mysql is *gone*, OH NO!

OK, our data center did a RAID rebuild (and possibly some other stuff) on our server overnight. Something failed at some point, I checked on things this morning, and it appears as if the /var ...
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How to tell spam-assassin not to quarantine tagged emails?

I'm running my own postfix mail-server at home with a setup similar to this one. I opted to deliver tagged spam via dovecot to the user's spam-mailbox, so that they can review tagged emails if they ...
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How to find out the memory cost of each mysql connection?

I want to find out the memory cost of each mysql process. Right now, I have 800+ mysql connections but I have no idea when will the system start swapping. I use FreeBSD.
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pkg_add Environment on FreeBSD

Suppose you want to add a package foo but when you invoke pkg_add via: pkg_add -r foo you get an error: Error: Unable to get ftp://.../foo.tbz: File unavailable ... It's not a problem since ...
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How can I verify the type of memory that my freebsd box supports?

I have an old pfsense router and want to see what type of memory it supports (e.g. DDR2 240 pin... PC100... DDR... etc). Is there a command that will show me this? I know I could just open the box ...
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Locked Out of FreeBSD

So I'm upgrading from FreeBSD 7.2 to FreeBSD 8.0 and after a while I get to the part where you have to rebuild all 3rd party applications (stuff from the ports tree or those compiled from source). I ...
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FreeBSD running in Hyper-V

I'd like to install FreeBSD 8.0 in a Hyper-V VM but I get a kernel panic whenever I try to boot the install ISO. I've tried both i386 and amd64; with and without APIC enabled; with and without ...
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install SSH2 (server?) on FreeBSD

At work we have freeBSD testmachine. And we have a PHP script that uses SSH2 protocol to connect with the freeBSD server. With this script I'm not able to connect to the freeBSD server. I wanted to ...
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Does PF support divert like IPFW?

I'm currently using IPFW on 3 dedicated firewall servers, and I would like to convert them to PF for some of its functionalities, but I need divert to work. Specifically I am teeing packets to a ...
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Difference between FreeBSD 8.0 CD and DVD

What is the difference between the Installation Media for FreeBSD 8.0. One is a CD and the other is the DVD...any place where I can find what packages are not present in the CD media that are in the ...
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Python program not being started by rc.d in FreeBSD 7.1

I have a python program which I wrote and would like to run on startup in FreeBSD 7.1. For my current installation, the script lives at /home/devuser/project/trunk/src/proj. At the beginning of my ...
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Max open files (MySQL 5.0 on FreeBSD 7.0)

I'm getting "Can't open file: './databasename/tablename.frm' (errno: 24)" errors from MySQL but as far as I can tell, I've set the necessary limits far higher than I need. Other than the ...