On Oct 10, 2008, at 4:21 PM, Gary Kline wrote:
Late last December my small network began falling apart. Still
not sure how, but a fellow from Dallas came to my rescue and from
his home, slowly rebuilt and re-configured everything. E.g.: for
one thing, where I hack sendmail working via various kludges, he
set up imap. I had thought that was mostly for students....
He also filled me in on jails. Previously, I had my 1998 Kayak
doing DNS and mail and web solo. Jon created a jail and set
things up there. He used NFS to bring over things from a faster
computer. That's well and good; it makes sense to compile a
suite that takes days on sage [Kayak @ 400MHz] on my Dell8200
[2.4GHZ]. A few days ago I realized that I was missing some
simple programs on sage. I went into ports: empty. Years ago
there was a standalone script that let you fix or tune things.
I thought it was on the hard drive as well as the CD set.
thanks for any clues!
Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.thought.org Public
You don't mention which version of FreeBSD you're using, but if it's
at all recent, portsnap is your friend:
# mkdir -p /usr/ports && portsnap fetch extract # Do this once to
fetch and set up the ports collection initially
Then add this to root's crontab:
1 3 * * * /usr/sbin/portsnap cron update
If portsnap is not on your system, you should probably upgrade, but
you could try the packagge:
# pkg_add -r portsnap
Also, if you're administering a bunch of jails, ezjail is also your
friend. See http://erdgeist.org/arts/software/ezjail/ (website is a
bit out of date; 3.0 is released and in the ports collection).
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