<SNIP> bash-2.05b$ uname -a FreeBSD potato.hogsedge.net 5.2-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT #0: Tue Jun 22 07:07:08 BST 2004 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/POTATO i386 bash-2.05b$ pkg_info | grep vmware vmware3-126.96.36.1992_7,1 A virtual machine emulator - a full PC in a window
</SNIP> Ben, To expand on what a previous poster mentioned, Unix isn't M$. FreeBSD doesn't use you as an unwilling guinea pig to test out a new OS. Installing the "current" version isn't for the faint of heart. If you install "CURRENT", that doesn't mean it is the latest production version of the OS. It's an Alpha (as in Alpha, Beta, Gamma) test release to see how it the OS responds when users start trying to do things to and with it. I'm sure that there is an "official" definition for the 3, but I don't ever recall seeing it, so I've made up my own which fits pretty well. FreeBSD has 3 types of distros - "CURRENT", "STABLE", and "RELEASE". In order of increasing stability, they are: "CURRENT" = currently in development (Alpha) and by far the least stable of the 3 "RELEASE" = released to the populous at large (Beta) and fairly stable but may have some issues "STABLE" = well, just that, stable and the production release of the OS If you have a machine that you actually _use_, my advice is that you should definitely not run "current". While you will get the same kinds of responses that you typically get from the M$ OS, it's probably not what you want a "production" box, hence the reason that you're using FreeBSD to begin with. We have some VERY vanilla web servers here that run 4.9, but again they are very basic and it doesn't take a whole lot to get apache and mod_perl to work properly. Since you are running VMWare and doing some unusual things with your system, you should consider rolling back at least to 4.9 and maybe even to 4.10 which is the most up-to-date "STABLE" distro. HTH, Jimi _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"