1. Spity

    Update packages?

    A simple question: How do I update the packages installed on my system? For example in Fedora I used: In Arch: On FreeBSD?
  2. C

    FreeBSD 13 .tbz Packages?

    I'm trying to put together a version of mfsBSD with wget included, and the instructions say to download the corresponding .tbz package to include. The issue I'm running into is that .tbz packages appear to have been phased out (or I'm looking in the wrong location.) Are these still extant? If...
  3. I

    jails How to install "pkg" inside a jail for a machine without Internet connection?

    I have a FreeBSD box with no Internet connection. Somehow I had installed "pkg" into the host system previously (if I remember correctly, it was from the mounted dvd1.iso). I created a jail and tried to install some packages. The "pkg" is not available in the jail. I tried to mount the same...
  4. I

    Best method to install packages offline

    I have another machine which is offline. What is the best method to install packages offline? I mean, due to the dependencies, it is almost impossible to download all the dependent packages to install them. Is there a way to use the pkg command to download (from a connected FreeBSD machine)...
  5. C

    Please add better version management in the pkg install.

    There has to be a minimal_tested_target_level or something to have sepperate versions of the package uploaded for different freebsd releases, keeping it compatible. I prefer FreeBSD 11.4 over newer because of SCO unix SVR compatibility, but a lot of BSD packages, I can't install. This is a main...
  6. J

    How to install texlive packages?

    I have an installation of print/texlive-full. However, that is missing the siunitx package I would like to use. What is the best way to add this package?
  7. C

    Multiple Versions of Ports?

    My current issue revolves around apache24 and gitea and a few other ports requiring postgresql12-client as a connector, which blocks the installation of postgresql14-client needed by postgresql14-server to play around with some of the newer features in my home lab, and I'd be curious about a...
  8. T

    Solved FreeBSD upgraded from 11.3 to 11.4 - now the machine crashes if I load the radeonkms module

    So I upgrade my main workstation from FreeBSD 11.3 (FreeBSD 11.3-release-p14) to 11.4 (FreeBSD 11.4-release-p4) today. root@kg-core2# freebsd-version -ku 11.4-RELEASE-p3 11.4-RELEASE-p4 root@kg-core2# uname -a FreeBSD 11.4-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD 11.4-RELEASE-p3 #0: Tue Sep 1...
  9. M

    Package configuration instruction documentation

    Hello, Sometimes when we install some binary packages (such as k3b / isc-dhcpd) and instruction of additional configuration is displayed on a console. I guess this is official documentation related with compiled port (binary package is just a compiled port). I would like to read that...
  10. decuser

    Ports or packages without flames

    I know this has probably been asked and answered a million times and it's in the handbook, too, but It's 2020, and I've been running FreeBSD on and off for a decade or so. I've run it at home as a server for most of that time and so I have the ability to configure stuff and keep it running. Now...
  11. B

    Cleanup and switch fromports to packages

    I have a server running 11.3-p7 that has been upgraded over time since about 2009. When I originally built it, I chose not to use packages and I have been regretting that decision for years due to how much time it takes to handle updates. As I did not initially intend for it to be a server, I...
  12. quamenzullo

    Solved Keyboard configuration disaster

    Hello, I'm trying to setup a FreeBSD desktop as guest in VirtualBox. I have no /etc/X11/xorg.conf, instead I've put the customized configuration in /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/. There, I've added two files: mouse0.conf that contains the exact same content as described in the handbook (no...
  13. H

    Pkg upgrade seems to fail when using a bandwidth limited internet connection.

    I am new to the forums, but not to FreeBSD - please be kind. :beer: I am using a Verizon Hotspot via iPhone/iPad as my internet connection. It is connected via USB. Everything works marvelously when my Hotspot is serving full bandwidth, but Verizon throttles the Hotspot bandwidth down to...
  14. Y

    mlterm package compile options

    Hi, I have recently installed mlterm on my system since it's the best (if not the only) terminal emulator with decent Arabic/RTL support (tried urxvt, but it doesn't play well with Arabic). I use mlterm because my main IRC client is irssi and mlterm works nicely with that in terms of Arabic...
  15. bertalanp99

    Package magically gone (qutebrowser)

    Hello everyone! I have run into a strange little problem today. I have previously been using www/qutebrowser on my computer. I used it just yesterday. When I came home today and booted my system, it was magically gone. Perhaps I am just retarded and uninstalled it, so I tried installing, but...
  16. EngineGeek21

    Application Not Opening: What did i do wrong

    Hey everyone, I'm new to FreeBSD and to the forums, so I might be here often... My question is why does my app not open when I click run??? The app I am trying to open is CuraEngine, it's a 3-D printing slicer software. Whenever I search it up on the start menu and click "Run CuraEngine," it...
  17. B

    Is there a reference documentation for the quarterly package schedule

    Hi all, I have maintained my FreeBSD systems for quite some time on 'latest' and would expect a Wednesday weekly release for updated packages. Is there a documentation showing the schedule of the quarterly package release cycle? I am interested in the cut off dates for new packages to be...
  18. ShelLuser

    [Guide] About ports and (binary) packages

    Hi gang! Introduction (editorial section) Every once in a while we see new(er) users who get utterly confused with the whole ports collection and the package management system and as a result they're often having a hard time trying to understand how this whole thing actually works. Now, I...
  19. Keve

    Solved What's gone wrong with 11.0R packages

    Hello Forum! Today I installed a new PC, FreeBSD 11.0R/amd64 from the official memstick.img installer. I booted the new system and did the below. freebsd-update fetch install reboot pkg bootstrap pkg install xorg Everything went well. But Xorg -configure crashes and core-dumps. I tried...
  20. Hornpipe2

    How do binary packages get added to

    Exactly what the title says. How do binary packages for FreeBSD get built and posted to My question specifically concerns graphics/php56-gd, which has compile-time switches to enable or disable XPM and t1lib support. Enabling these two options pulls in a whole bunch of X11...