Installing software into a FreeNAS jail

By | March 20, 2020

Go to Jails

On the right side of the page click the triple dots next to the Plex jail and select Shell

type “whoami” and make sure the response is root (if not use su – or sudo)

type vi /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/FreeBSD.conf and press enter

If the file exists, look for a line with “FreeBSD: { enabled: no }” and change the no to a yes


If the file is empty type out “FreeBSD: { enabled: yes }

(if you are unfamiliar with vi, to edit just press the letter “a” then type the above stuff without the quotes)

To save, hit the escape button twice and type “:wq” without the quotes

type “exit”

Hit the triple dots again and hit restart for the plex jail

After a few seconds and it is back online hit the triple dots and go to shell

type “pkg update -f” if it prompts you for anything say yes

type “pkg upgrade” and if it prompts you for anything hit yes

You should now be able to install what you need by doing: “pkg install wget ca_root_nss curl perl5 -y”

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