FreeBSD GNOME developers have had various GNOME 3.x components in the FreeBSD Ports repository for months, and with GNOME 2.x now being decommissioned by this BSD operating system, the GNOME3 X11 desktop has replaced GNOME2 on the DVD install media script.
With this change made on Thursday, “Switch to x11/gnome3 now that x11/gnome2 no longer exists in the ports tree.” This change is to the pkg-stage.sh script of FreeBSD for including the x11/gnome3 packages on the FreeBSD DVD when generating new ISOs. KDE 4.x remains present as part of the DVD packages. Since November, the GNOME 2 desktop has been removed from FreeBSD Ports.
The GNOME3 support in FreeBSD is currently at GNOME 3.14.2 via the x11/gnome3 ports package. More information on the state of GNOME for FreeBSD can be found via the project’s Wiki. While not part of the install media, MATE is available on FreeBSD 10.x for those wishing to continue having a GNOME2-like desktop.
This tutorial by grundlig shows us how to configure X forwarding between BSD and Windows.
On Unix systems, windowing systems are an optional component. There are numerous window systems but the most prevalent, as I understand it, is X. It’s a networked client/server model, where the machine with the display and input devices is called the server, and the machine running windowed apps against this server is the client. This is backwards from how you typically think about clients and servers, i.e. servers are usually headless and clients are usually responsible for rendering data from servers and translating input.
I usually interact with my BSD machine from my Windows laptop using PuTTY. But running Emacs in a terminal window is sometimes hard on the eyes, it’s hard to get good fonts, color schemes, etc. I wanted to see if I could launch Emacs from PuTTY but have it render its UI over the X protocol on my Windows laptop. This was harder than I thought, and I didn’t find any step-by-step tutorial to help me troubleshoot, so here’s an account of what worked for me. Note that I started from a relatively clean install of FreeBSD 10.1, with only
sshdand some basic packages installed.
Check out the tutorial with full instructions here: https://grundlig.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/configuring-x-forwarding-between-bsd-and-windows/
This short tutorial by nixCraft shows us how to install Mariadb on FreeBSD 10.
cd /usr/ports/databases/mariadb-server/ && make install clean ## or ## pkg install databases/mariadb55-server
- Basic knowledge of UNIX.
- FreeBSD x64 with Nginx installed.
You will need several programs that are not shipped with FreeBSD. Run the following command to install them:
pkg install nano wget git mercurial bzr
Download and Install Golang
Download golang by running the following set of commands:
cd /tmp wget https://storage.googleapis.com/golang/go1.3.3.freebsd-amd64.tar.gz tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.3.3.freebsd-amd64.tar.gz
Check out the full instructions here: https://www.vultr.com/docs/nginx-reverse-proxy-and-golang-setup-on-freebsd
In this BSDNow episode, the hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview Ian Sutton regarding his new BSD compatibility wrappers for various systemd dependencies. They would also like to note that systemd is not being ported to BSD ;). Click play to tune in:
Official page: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2015_01_07-system_disaster
The folks at Linux Pillow would like to extend this special offer on their custom made FreeBSD Daemon pillow. A 10% discount will be applied if you order by the end of January.
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I’m a new FreeBSD Unix system users. How can I setup and install Apache, MySQL, PHP stack on a FreeBSD 10 based Unix server?
FAMP stack is nothing but group of source software to run php based apps. Our sample setup includes:
Tutorial details Difficulty Easy (rss) Root privileges Yes Requirements FreeBSD v10+ Estimated completion time 20m
- FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE amd64
- Apache v2.4
- PHP v5.6
- MySQL v5.6
This tutorial explains how to install and configure FAMP stack.
Update your ports
Like always make sure everything is up to date before starting. I like to do:
# portsnap fetch update && portupgrade -a
Check out the full instructions here: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-install-apache-mysql-php-stack-on-freebsd-unix-server/
BSD Magazine is out with this December issue featuring DTrace, Samba, Python flow, HardenedBSD, and finally GIMP. Check out the link below to download.
User Liron of iWillFolo wrote this comparison between Gentoo and FreeBSD. The author discusses both advantages and disadvantages of each software’s installation process, tools, optimization & customization features, available packages, as well as community & other resources.
Gentoo and FreeBSD are both Unix / Unix-like operating systems which have many features in common, for instance, both enable tweaking the system out of the box. However they also have a fair share of differences as well. Following is a comparison of the two.
The following comparison will not cover each and every aspect / tiny detail of both OSs, rather, it will focus on notable features each holds and compare them one another.
Read the full review here: http://www.iwillfolo.com/2015/01/comparison-gentoo-vs-freebsd-tweak-tweak-little-star/
User landonf wrote this patchset to allow baseline Mac OS X support.
Check out the patch from GitHub here: https://github.com/freebsd/pkg/pull/1113