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FreeBSD links and stuff...

Post by boat » Thu Jun 05, 2003 4:44 pm

just a few links about everyone's favorite free unix :P

http://www.freebsd.org/ <-lotta info, even the online version of the Handbook

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO885 ... index.html <-online version of handbook ;-p

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi <-online man pages..pretty handy ;-)

http://www.freebsd.org/ports/index.html <-online listing of all the ports (i always search here first)

http://www.freshports.org/ <-fbsd's version of http://freshmeat.net

http://www.freebsddiary.org/ <-an online "tutorial" written by real people showing how they did stuff

http://www.daemonnews.org/ <-fbsd newsletter thingy

http://www.onlamp.com/bsd/ <-oreilly bsd resources

http://www.onlamp.com/ <-oreilly resource main site

http://www.freebsdforums.org/ <-the link says it all ;-p

http://www.freebsdportal.com/ <-someones fbsd protal site which is pretty much a colletion of fbsd links

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3 ... 769,00.asp <- lil write-up about the bsd family

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Post by Dictator » Wed Sep 17, 2003 2:58 pm

Found more stuff about BSD

http://www.freebsd.org/projects/newbies.html --> Docs for first time FreeBSD users

http://www.freebsd.org/docs.html#articles --> Docs on FreeBSD

http://screamingelectron.org/phpBB2/index.php --> Check out HowTos. Nice stuff they have there.

http://www.bsdvault.net/ --> Tutorials on *BSD

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Post by boat » Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:43 pm

coupla more links (bsdnexus site helped me get cups running :D )...:

http://www.bsdnexus.com/

http://freebsdaddicts.org/

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Post by boat » Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:13 am

dont mind me, just came across another 'guides' site that i dont think ive been to and posting for reference :P

http://www.bsdguides.org/

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Post by Dictator » Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:47 pm

Mailing List Archives at AIMS
A lot of mailing list archives for many many open source projects. ;)
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Post by boat » Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:07 am

came across this looking for some samba stuff...looked pretty informative/helpful...

http://www.us-webmasters.com/FreeBSD/Install/

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Post by boat » Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:28 am

just wanna share something i found out the other day about ports. u can prefetch all the files associated with a port and their dependency's files by using...

make fetch-recursive

that way, it d/l's all the distribution(s) files for when u wanna make a port. i needed/wanted to do that because the machine i am wanting to take into work only has dial-up access...using this command/feature allows me to d/l all the distfiles from home on my broadband, and will have everything ready for a compile/make at work :D there was a concern mentioned about dated/wrong dependencies, but i think as long as u are working with the same ports dated tree, it shouldnt be a problem (ie, have some apps installed from 2 years ago taht arent updated, then cvsup'ing your ports tree to a current/later date).

for example, say if you were going to install/make kde3 and you wanted to prefetch just hte distfiles for the port itself...

# cd /usr/ports/x11/kde3
# make fetch
fetching kde3.x.source.tar.gz
fetching kde3-kdeadmin.source.tar.gz
...


would grab only the associated distfiles for that kde3 port, but some of the dependencies for kde3 include qt, xfree86, etc...so if you wanted to make sure u had all the dependices d/l'ed before starting a compile you wold use...

# cd /usr/ports/x11/kde3
# make fetch-recursive
fetching kde3.x.source.tar.gz
fetching kde3-kdeadmin.source.tar.gz
...
fetching qt.x.source.tar.gz
...
fetching xfree86-4.x.source.tar.gz
...


then you can essentially do an "offline" make, since youll have all the distfiles, including the ones for the port dependencies.

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Post by Dictator » Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:51 am

To clean a port directory

When you are done with installing a port, you can run this command in a port directory.

cd /usr/ports/x11/kde3
make clean


It'll get rid of source files and make room for your disk space.

Also, if you want to clean whole ports directory.
cd /usr/ports
make distclean

One warning, this will take too long and will leech your CPU power until it's done. :-?

If you are using OpenBSD or NetBSD. You can do:
make clean=depends
It'll clean other ports which depend on the port you have installed. :D
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Post by boat » Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:40 am

Dictator wrote:To clean a port directory

When you are done with installing a port, you can run this command in a port directory.

cd /usr/ports/x11/kde3
make clean


It'll get rid of source files and make room for your disk space.

Also, if you want to clean whole ports directory.
cd /usr/ports
make distclean

One warning, this will take too long and will leech your CPU power until it's done. :-?

If you are using OpenBSD or NetBSD. You can do:
make clean=depends
It'll clean other ports which depend on the port you have installed. :D
you can also do it all in one swoop with...

make install clean

:D ;)

if u would rather do it step-by-step/process-by-process its...

make

make install

make clean


and of course if you wanna fetch all the distfiles first...

make fetch

and for fetching all the dependicy distfiles as well... :P

make fetch-recursive

:D ;)

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