Any way to have login output AND use rsync/scp ?

2011-05-01 Thread George Sanders
I have my .cshrc file run some basic netstat and 'w' commands so that when I log in, I can see at a glance what is going on on the system and notice any unusual login activity, etc. However this completely breaks both scp and rsync - they cannot function at all (apparently) with any kind of

Xircom realport in 8.1-RELEASE - how do I determine proper cbb.start_memory ?

2011-03-27 Thread George Sanders
It appears that many PCMCIA network cards no longer work in FreeBSD - this is documented here: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=115623 However there appears to be a workaround, wherein one sets their hw.cbb.start_memory value manually. Suggested values for xircom cards are: sysctl

can't access FreeBSD boot CD data (but can boot just fine) using IP KVM fake drives

2010-05-12 Thread George Sanders
Most modern IP KVMs allow you to specify a ISO image, and they will feed it to the computer via USB and allow you to boot arbitrary cds. However, I notice problems in both standard FreeBSD install discs and FreeBSD-based live CDs, wherein the CD will boot and run just fine, but when it comes

dumping a raid member with 'dd' for insurance...

2010-05-11 Thread George Sanders
A 3ware raid5 array I had died. It looks like the data is intact, and there are two good recovery methods: 1) a toolchain from 3ware that, if it doesn't work, will destroy the data. This method is free, and I can do it myself. 2) professional forensic services. Costs a lot. I'm going to

How can I confirm proper chroot ?

2010-04-20 Thread George Sanders
Hello, I am using a particular program that has a command line option to chroot to the current directory. But I would like to make sure ... I want to be sure what directory the executable is actually rooted in. How can I do this ? Perhaps with lsof ? I don't see any information from the

procmail regex help ... sometimes works, sometimes doesn't...

2010-03-28 Thread George Sanders
I have added a very standard, very common regex line to my .procmailrc to filter character sets I can't read: UNREADABLE='[^?]*big5|iso-2022-jp|ISO-2022-KR|euc-kr|gb2312|ks_c_5601-1987|ks_c_5601|3Deuc-kr|koi8' :0: * ^Content-Type:.*multipart * B ?? $ ^Content-Type:.*^?.*charset=?($UNREADABLE)

RE: How do I fix the broken python26 port in 7.2-RELEASE ?

2010-03-20 Thread George Sanders
Virgin 7.2-RELEASE install. I run: csup -h cvsup4.freebsd.org -i ports/lang/python26 -g -L 2 /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile and now I have a /usr/ports/lang/python26/distinfo that looks like: MD5

How do I fix the broken python26 port in 7.2-RELEASE ?

2010-03-17 Thread George Sanders
Virgin 7.2-RELEASE install. I run: csup -h cvsup4.freebsd.org -i ports/lang/python26 -g -L 2 /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile and now I have a /usr/ports/lang/python26/distinfo that looks like: MD5 (python/Python-2.6.4.tgz) = 17dcac33e4f3adb69a57c2607b6de246 SHA256

mysterious try process dumping core on 7.2-RELEASE ... worried ...

2009-11-29 Thread George Sanders
I see these two entries in my /var/log/messages: Nov 24 18:08:41 hostname kernel: pid 25901 (try), uid 0: exited on signal 10 (core dumped) Nov 24 18:10:29 hostname kernel: pid 35359 (try), uid 0: exited on signal 10 (core dumped) But I've never heard of a try binary, and 'which try' shows

How can I rescue my passwd file after corrupting it (and why does it still work) ?

2009-11-21 Thread George Sanders
I do some automated account creation on a FreeBSD 6.x system ... and unbeknownst to me, the '/' filesystem was completely full when I did my last account creation, resulting in: /: write failed, filesystem is full pwd_mkdb: /etc/pwd.db to /etc/pwd.db.tmp: No space left on device pw: passwd

How do I replace the built-in OpenSSL with a source tarball ?

2009-10-28 Thread George Sanders
I would like to: - upgrade the built-in OpenSSL that comes with FreeBSD (in my case, 6.4-RELEASE) - replace it with OpenSSL that I build myself from the source tarball If I do this with a plain old: ./config ; make ; make install OpenSSL does indeed build and install, but it installs in

Re: How do I replace the built-in OpenSSL with a source tarball ?

2009-10-28 Thread George Sanders
- Original Message From: Gary Gatten ggat...@waddell.com To: George Sanders gosand1...@yahoo.com; freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Sent: Wed, October 28, 2009 11:01:35 AM Subject: RE: How do I replace the built-in OpenSSL with a source tarball ? Maybe remove the existing package

what is special about the 'git' Makefile ?

2009-10-27 Thread George Sanders
I've been doing this dance: ../configure ; make ; make install for about ten years now. Sometimes there are some little issues, but nothing too crazy. I tried to build 'git' from source today, however, and it doesn't behave like anything I've ever seen... I do the ./configure and it