1. decuser

    Ports huh? What are the advantages and do they outweigh the disadvantages?

    This is a perennial question in my mind and also in the forums. What's driving me to ask it again is that I've recently spent some time doing Gentoo and there, I can easily see the tradeoffs - Gentoo allows the admin FULL control over the system and is very minimal and peppy, yet as cutting edge...
  2. grahamperrin

    Using package build records at This brief guide includes: screenshots an explanation of why the latest option – not to be confused with packages from the main branch of the ports tree (familiarly known as latest) – is not reliable a hint about the current requirement to...
  3. sremick

    Solved py-impacket pkg download error

    So I haven't been able to update my packages in a while because they get stuck trying to update py-impacket. Specifically, py39-impacket-0.11.0.pkg FreeBSD 13.2-RELEASE-p3 I've tried specifying specific pkg mirrors to no avail (including the one that the pkg maintainer says should work)...
  4. T

    wine - packages are currently out of sync

    The wine packages (amd64 and i386) seems to currently be out of sync: tingo@kg-core2:~ $ wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Kobo/Kobo.exe wine [wine-7.0.2] and wine64 [wine-8.0.2] versions do not match! Try updating 32-bit wine with /usr/local/share/wine/ upgrade and...
  5. madwebness

    tilix pkg: why is it gone and where to get it?

    It's very strange. I've recently installed the same version of FreeBSD - 13.1 - on a fresh machine and there was no more tilix package available (it's a really cool terminal app), yet the very same version had it several months ago. It's still there in the ports collection, however it compiles...
  6. rwp

    Solved Running Emacs 28.1 on Upgraded FreeBSD 13.1

    Hello, FreeBSD is upgraded from 13.0 to 13.1, and doing: pkg install -y emacs-nox emacs Results in: /lib/ version FBSD_1.7 required by /usr/local/bin/emacs not found I've already done pkg upgrade -y to upgrade all packages globally on the system, but this error still...
  7. gpw928 is slow

    My internet connection emerges from a router in Sydney. Package installations today are being sourced from the host ( and they have been running at about 50 Kilobytes/sec for some weeks now. I'm pretty used to slow Internet, but other parts of FreeBSD...
  8. 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?
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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)...
  12. 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...
  13. 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?
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...