Category: FreeBSD

FreeBSD: make install – Accept default config

Using FreeBSD ports means compiling software by executing make install clean. This is great since it automatically fetches the dependencies then compile them. using make install clean, most of the packages have configuration options in which I have to manually choose the options. So if I install packageA with a lot of dependencies, those dependencies […]

Install NGINX on FreeBSD

Installing NGINX Install NGINX $ pkg install nginx Create folder $ mkdir /data/www Find configuration file nginx.conf It’s either in /usr/local/nginx/conf, /etc/nginx or /usr/local/etc/nginx Edit conf file, comment out everything then add a new server block http { server { } } Add a location into the server block location / { root /data/www; } […]

Installing VMware tools on Freebsd 10

Installing VMware tools on Freebsd 10 When installing OS, add kernel src Once installed, start the tools installer Player, Manage, Install VMware tools Mount the tools cd in the OS # mount -t cd9660 -o -e /dev/cd0 /cdrom Assumes /dev/cd0 is your cdrom and that /cdrom exits Copy install from cd to local file system […]

Installing Gnome on FreeBSD 10

For installing Gnome desktop environment in FreeBSD 10, the following steps can be used. Install the needed packages pkg install gnome-desktop gdm xorg xf86-video-fbdev Add the following lines in /etc/rc.conf gnome_enable=”YES” moused_enable=”YES” dbus_enable=”YES” hald_enable=”YES” Reboot the machine. It will boot into Gnome login screen.