On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 04:23:26PM -0700, Fred Condo wrote: > > 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. > > > > Anybody? > > > > thanks for any clues! > > > > gary > > > > > > > >-- > >Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.thought.org Public > >Service Unix > > http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org > > 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 bit out of date; 3.0 is released and in the ports collection). >
YES! Thanks for this fix. Now I'm back in control of my main (and *old*) server. --I believe it was/is 7.0 or nearly. gary > > -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"