Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-22 Thread Eitan Adler
On 21 June 2012 04:24, Fred Morcos fred.mor...@gmail.com wrote:                     Introduction and background q) Is it possible to run a FreeBSD system without much building? In other words, can I survive by depending on packages and only resorting to ports when really needed? To an

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-22 Thread Matthew Seaman
On 22/06/2012 18:40, Eitan Adler wrote: q) Is there a place where all sysctl variables are documented? It occurred to me when I was trying to find the memory usage on my system but `sysctl -a | grep mem' shows a whole bunch of stuff. You can try sysctl -ad but most of the systls are either

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-22 Thread Waitman Gobble
On Jun 22, 2012 10:42 AM, Eitan Adler li...@eitanadler.com wrote: On 21 June 2012 04:24, Fred Morcos fred.mor...@gmail.com wrote: Introduction and background q) Is it possible to run a FreeBSD system without much building? In other words, can I survive by depending on

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-22 Thread Eitan Adler
On 22 June 2012 11:44, Matthew Seaman m.sea...@infracaninophile.co.uk wrote: On 22/06/2012 18:40, Eitan Adler wrote: q) Is there a place where all sysctl variables are documented? It occurred to me when I was trying to find the memory usage on my system but `sysctl -a | grep mem' shows a

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-22 Thread Waitman Gobble
On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 1:18 PM, Eitan Adler li...@eitanadler.com wrote: On 22 June 2012 11:44, Matthew Seaman m.sea...@infracaninophile.co.uk wrote: On 22/06/2012 18:40, Eitan Adler wrote: q) Is there a place where all sysctl variables are documented? It occurred to me when I was trying

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-21 Thread Fred Morcos
On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM, Wojciech Puchar woj...@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl wrote: I'm quite new to FreeBSD too (RHEL/Fedora background), and am most impressed with it so far. rather huge difference. Secondly (and probably stating the obvious), the handbook

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-21 Thread Wojciech Puchar
___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org I will go with a single thread. I will also try to keep it as short

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-21 Thread Robert Huff
Fred Morcos writes: q) Is it possible to run a FreeBSD system without much building? In other words, can I survive by depending on packages and only resorting to ports when really needed? Mostly, yes. There are down-sides, but if you're building a client where specific

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-21 Thread Matthew Seaman
On 21/06/2012 12:24, Fred Morcos wrote: q) I am currently considering 3 disks for a home micro-server, with ZFS striping with the third disk being a parity disk. In case I decide to buy a fourth disk in the future and add it to the pool, is ZFS capable of re-structuring the data on-the-fly to

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-21 Thread Wojciech Puchar
+---+ |Stripe | +---+---+ |Mirror1|Mirror2| +---+---+---+---+ | Disk1 | Disk2 | Disk3 | Disk4 | +---+---+---+---+ true. but there are mirror/stripe layout that is quite

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-21 Thread Erich Dollansky
Hi, On Thursday 21 June 2012 18:24:26 Fred Morcos wrote: On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM, Wojciech Puchar q) Is it possible to run a FreeBSD system without much building? In other words, can I survive by depending on packages and only resorting to ports when really needed? you can run both

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-21 Thread Wojciech Puchar
Maybe a hint. I leave always one big release out. With other words. If you start now with 9, you do not have to move to 10 but you can stick with 9 until 11 comes out. You do not even have to upgrade at the spot. my as i do - i for now run FreeBSD 8, and will run 9 when it will be needed with

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-21 Thread Polytropon
On Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:24:26 +0200, Fred Morcos wrote: On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM, Wojciech Puchar woj...@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl wrote: I'm quite new to FreeBSD too (RHEL/Fedora background), and am most impressed with it so far. rather huge difference. If you use the right

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-21 Thread Wojciech Puchar
the experimental development branch -HEAD, it _might_ happen that the system doesn't even compile, but updated 30 minutes after that accident, it runs fine again. :-) And finally unless doing tests or using private not-really-important computer, don't just install newest FreeBSD because it's

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-21 Thread Erich Dollansky
Hi, On Thursday 21 June 2012 23:55:38 Polytropon wrote: On Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:24:26 +0200, Fred Morcos wrote: On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM, Wojciech Puchar q) Is it possible to get native resolution on the console? I played with vesa and vidcontrol but could never get what I wanted.

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-21 Thread Polytropon
On Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:14:54 +0200 (CEST), Wojciech Puchar wrote: the experimental development branch -HEAD, it _might_ happen that the system doesn't even compile, but updated 30 minutes after that accident, it runs fine again. :-) And finally unless doing tests or using private

New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-20 Thread Fred Morcos
Hello all, I am new to FreeBSD, coming from a GNU/Linux background (most comfortable with Archlinux). I compiled a series of questions I would like to ask in different areas and categories. Should I send them all in a single email message or should I split them by subject/topic into different

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-20 Thread Erich Dollansky
Hi, On Wednesday 20 June 2012 19:32:24 Fred Morcos wrote: I am new to FreeBSD, coming from a GNU/Linux background (most comfortable with Archlinux). I compiled a series of questions I would like to ask in different areas and categories. Should I send them all in a single email message or

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-20 Thread Wojciech Puchar
I am new to FreeBSD, coming from a GNU/Linux background (most comfortable with Archlinux). I compiled a series of questions I would like to ask in different areas and categories. Should I send them all in a single email message or should I split them by subject/topic into different emails?

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-20 Thread Walter Hurry
On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:32:24 +0200, Fred Morcos wrote: Hello all, I am new to FreeBSD, coming from a GNU/Linux background (most comfortable with Archlinux). I compiled a series of questions I would like to ask in different areas and categories. Should I send them all in a single email

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-20 Thread Adam Vande More
These are good guidelines to follow: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd-questions/article.html Try to avoid X Y problems. Initiating it with the root question will give the best results. On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 7:32 AM, Fred Morcos fred.mor...@gmail.com wrote: Hello

Re: New to FreeBSD - Some questions

2012-06-20 Thread Wojciech Puchar
I'm quite new to FreeBSD too (RHEL/Fedora background), and am most impressed with it so far. rather huge difference. Secondly (and probably stating the obvious), the handbook http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ is the place I always look first. and third - manuals.