Ignore port on FreeBSD

After update ports collection and find old port, need to upgrade. I found that port status : ‘Ignored

bow# portversion -v | grep ‘<'

XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_7 < needs updating (port has 4.4.0_3)

bow# portupgrade XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_7

** Port marked as IGNORE: x11/XFree86-4-libraries:
is part of XFree86-4

doh, new commit for this port 🙁

Try to update it’s makefile a bit

bow# cd /usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4-libraries/

bow# ee Makefile

find these lines:
.if ${X_WINDOW_SYSTEM:L} != xfree86-4
IGNORE= is part of XFree86-4

jadikan :

#.if ${X_WINDOW_SYSTEM:L} != xfree86-4
#IGNORE= is part of XFree86-4

try to portupgrade once again :

bow# portupgrade XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_7

—>Upgrading ‘XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_7’ to ‘XFree86-libraries-4.4.0_3’ (x11/XFree86-4-libraries)
—>Building ‘/usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4-libraries’
===>Cleaning for libiconv-1.9.2_1
===>Cleaning for gettext-0.14.4_1

done, upgrading to newest program
I love FreeBSD ports

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Update FreeBSD with freebsd-update

After fresh install freebsd 4.11 in old machine I need to update it right away since many security advisories. Quick way to do that using freebsd-update :

Installing freebsd-update

dns# whereis freebsd-update
freebsd-update: /usr/ports/security/freebsd-update
dns# cd /usr/ports/security/freebsd-update/
dns# make install

===> Vulnerability check disabled, database not found
=> freebsd-update-1.6.tar.gz doesn’t seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/.
=> Attempting to fetch from http://www.daemonology.net/freebsd-update/.
freebsd-update-1.6.tar.gz 100% of 30 kB 6810 Bps

dns# cp /usr/local/etc/freebsd-update.conf.sample /usr/local/etc/freebsd-update.conf

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Install list for new FreeBSD server

Some thought on configuration and install list for new FreeBSD server :

1. Install minimal (pick minimal or developer)

2. Configure ethernet card

ifconfig_em0=”inet netmask″
ifconfig_em0_alias0=”inet netmask″

3. Time synchronize

-bash-2.05b$ rdate time.nist.gov

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Linux Distro, Choose DVD or CD?

Many distro nowadays give alternative media for installation, like newest release of Centos
4.5 available in DVD and CD. The other side, VectorLinux 5.6 soho come with CD option. I
just remember when I must install Redhat 9 that require 3 cds, my friend forgot to return
the last cd, make my installation process never complete. Mandrake (now mandriva) has option to skip package that not available. What a convenient why, at that time I just thinking about iso file for DVD for following reason:

  • No more interruptible installation process.
  • Full package for home user who has slow internet connection or not even have it. Like DVD repository in ubuntu.

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