Re: Newbie question about freebsd-update: single user mode is not needed anymore?

2013-01-02 Thread ASV
Well, I understand your concern. I've been using the freebsd-update method since several years now and mostly remotely. I've never encounter a problem. I haven't recompiled everything many times as I didn't really found a tangible advantage in this method but I've never thought about this. I

Re: Newbie question about freebsd-update: single user mode is not needed anymore?

2013-01-02 Thread ASV
For some reason my email hasn't apparently been delivered so I'm re-sending it. From: ASV a...@inhio.eu To: Jose Garcia Juanino jjuan...@gmail.com Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Subject:Re: Newbie question about freebsd-update: single user mode is not needed anymore? Date

Re: Newbie question about freebsd-update: single user mode is not needed anymore?

2013-01-02 Thread ASV
Hi Jose, with the freebsd-update method you don't need to pass through the make installworld as it's a binary patch/upgrade system. Using freebsd-update upgrade -r 9.1-RELEASE for example allows you to get your system patched directly without recompiling the kernel and the userland but getting

Newbie question about freebsd-update: single user mode is not needed anymore?

2012-12-31 Thread Jose Garcia Juanino
Hi, I am planning to upgrade from FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE to FreeBSD-9.1-RELEASE. With upgrade source method, it is always needed to do the make installworld step in single user mode. But it seems to be that single user is not required with freebsd-update method, in the second freebsd-update install.

Re: Newbie question about freebsd-update: single user mode is not needed anymore?

2012-12-31 Thread Jose Garcia Juanino
El lunes 31 de diciembre a las 16:27:44 CET, ASV escribió: Hi Jose, with the freebsd-update method you don't need to pass through the make installworld as it's a binary patch/upgrade system. Using freebsd-update upgrade -r 9.1-RELEASE for example allows you to get your system patched

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-13 Thread Walter Hurry
On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:21:31 -0500, Dan Lists wrote: The syntax of his crontab file is correct. Vixie cron does care about leading spaces, tabs, extra spaces, or leading zeros. Earlier versions of cron are much pickier about the crontab file. The cron logs show that it is starting his

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-13 Thread Chris
On 6/13/2012 6:23 PM, Walter Hurry wrote: On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:21:31 -0500, Dan Lists wrote: The syntax of his crontab file is correct. Vixie cron does care about leading spaces, tabs, extra spaces, or leading zeros. Earlier versions of cron are much pickier about the crontab file. The

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-12 Thread Ramiro Caso
On 11/06/2012 23:10, Michael Sierchio wrote: On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 7:04 PM, Walter Hurry walterhu...@gmail.com wrote: As the subject says, this is probably a newbie question (I am new to FreeBSD but quite experienced at Linux). FreeBSD9 on x86_64. Cron is running: $ ps -ax|grep cron

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-12 Thread Mark Felder
On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 00:06:21 -0500, Robert Bonomi bon...@mail.r-bonomi.com wrote: Comment: using a leading zero on the numeric fields is a BAD IDEA(tm) -- you are *strongly* encocuraged to remove them. Yes, that means numbers will not be column aligned, but it is a small price to pay to

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-12 Thread Lowell Gilbert
Mark Felder f...@feld.me writes: On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 00:06:21 -0500, Robert Bonomi bon...@mail.r-bonomi.com wrote: Comment: using a leading zero on the numeric fields is a BAD IDEA(tm) -- you are *strongly* encocuraged to remove them. Yes, that means numbers will not be column aligned,

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-12 Thread Mark Felder
On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:36:37 -0500, Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-lo...@be-well.ilk.org wrote: I don't have ready access to source at the moment, but I would expect (like the normal C I/O functions) it will be interpreted as octal. Suppose we could always ask Paul Vixie :-)

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-12 Thread Polytropon
On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 08:29:02 -0500, Mark Felder wrote: On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 00:06:21 -0500, Robert Bonomi bon...@mail.r-bonomi.com wrote: Comment: using a leading zero on the numeric fields is a BAD IDEA(tm) -- you are *strongly* encocuraged to remove them. Yes, that means numbers

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-12 Thread Dan Lists
On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Polytropon free...@edvax.de wrote: On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 08:29:02 -0500, Mark Felder wrote: On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 00:06:21 -0500, Robert Bonomi bon...@mail.r-bonomi.com wrote: Comment: using a leading zero on the numeric fields is a BAD IDEA(tm) -- you are

Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-11 Thread Walter Hurry
As the subject says, this is probably a newbie question (I am new to FreeBSD but quite experienced at Linux). FreeBSD9 on x86_64. Cron is running: $ ps -ax|grep cron 1513 ?? Is 0:00.01 /usr/sbin/cron -s 2283 0 S+ 0:00.00 grep cron $ I have a syntactically valid crontab

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-11 Thread Michael Sierchio
On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 7:04 PM, Walter Hurry walterhu...@gmail.com wrote: As the subject says, this is probably a newbie question (I am new to FreeBSD but quite experienced at Linux). FreeBSD9 on x86_64. Cron is running: $ ps -ax|grep cron  1513  ??  Is     0:00.01 /usr/sbin/cron -s

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-11 Thread Adam Vande More
On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 9:04 PM, Walter Hurry walterhu...@gmail.com wrote: #min hr dom month dow command SHELL=/bin/bash PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/home/ daddy/bin HOME=/home/walterh 00 02 * * * /home/walterh/exports.sh 05 02 * *

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-11 Thread Walter Hurry
On Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:10:21 -0700, Michael Sierchio wrote: Have you installed bash? It's not in the system base. What's in your shell scripts? Thanks for the quick response. $ pkg_info|grep bash bash-4.2.28 The GNU Project's Bourne Again SHell $ which bash /bin/bash $ $ less

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-11 Thread Michael Sierchio
On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM, Walter Hurry walterhu...@gmail.com wrote: cat /etc/shells ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-11 Thread Walter Hurry
On Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:21:12 -0500, Adam Vande More wrote: You really have bash in /bin ? Are your scripts executable? What does /var/log/cron say? $ file /bin/bash /bin/bash: symbolic link to `/usr/local/bin/bash' $ sudo tail -50 /var/log/cron (result snipped at 02:22:00 for brevity) Jun

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-11 Thread Walter Hurry
On Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:36:28 -0700, Michael Sierchio wrote: cat /etc/shells $ cat /etc/shells # $FreeBSD: release/9.0.0/etc/shells 59717 2000-04-27 21:58:46Z ache $ # # List of acceptable shells for chpass(1). # Ftpd will not allow users to connect who are not using # one of these shells.

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-11 Thread Chris
On 6/11/2012 9:25 PM, Walter Hurry wrote: On Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:10:21 -0700, Michael Sierchio wrote: Have you installed bash? It's not in the system base. What's in your shell scripts? Thanks for the quick response. $ pkg_info|grep bash bash-4.2.28 The GNU Project's Bourne

Re: Newbie question: Why aren't my cron jobs running?

2012-06-11 Thread Robert Bonomi
Walter Hurry walterhu...@gmail.com wrote: As the subject says, this is probably a newbie question (I am new to FreeBSD but quite experienced at Linux). FreeBSD9 on x86_64. Cron is running: $ ps -ax|grep cron 1513 ?? Is 0:00.01 /usr/sbin/cron -s 2283 0 S+ 0:00.00 grep

newbie- install to i-mac from usb

2012-05-03 Thread chromaticwt zac
hi, I hope this is the correct mailing list for this question. I am a newbie. I want to install FreeBSD 9.0 to an i-mac g3/g4 which doesn't have a working cd drive. I want to use a usb stick to do this. My question is what relevant doc explains how to do this? I searched google and could not find

zfs newbie question

2011-05-26 Thread icema
hi, i have a new fbsd-8.2 install (dual boot with win7, just desktop general use) on entirely ufs disk, and am not sure how to mount a zfs formatted disk from a previous install, without loosing what is on there. (freebsd-zfs). in short, the zfs disk was from a previous freebsd install, same

RE: zfs newbie question

2011-05-26 Thread a . smith
Hi, zpool create is a destructive command to data on the disks, ie any preexisting pool, but it would normally warn you if it found an existing pool on the disks you are trying to use. Run: # zpool import and it will scan any attached disks for pools that are importable, if it detects

Re: zfs newbie question

2011-05-26 Thread icema
On 05/26/11 17:29, a.sm...@ukgrid.net wrote: Hi, zpool create is a destructive command to data on the disks, ie any preexisting pool, but it would normally warn you if it found an existing pool on the disks you are trying to use. Run: # zpool import and it will scan any attached disks

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-10 Thread perryh
Robert Bonomi bon...@mail.r-bonomi.com wrote: ... it was the _initials_ of the name 'visual iinterace to ed(1). To ed(1), or to ex(1)? (ed(1) being the older -- and by a considerable margin the lighter, which is why we even now keep it in /bin where it does not depend on /usr being mounted.)

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread Bill Tillman
From: Janos Dohanics w...@3dresearch.com To: FreeBSD Questions freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Sent: Mon, May 9, 2011 1:06:31 AM Subject: Re: Newbie Needing Help On Sun, 8 May 2011 17:17:48 -0700 John or Judy Hixson johnorj...@earthlink.net wrote

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread RW
On Sun, 8 May 2011 22:13:16 -0400 Alejandro Imass a...@p2ee.org wrote: The first need to change is your Windoze vocabulary, so the command line is called a shell. Next you will need to eventually master a text editor. The are literally hundreds of text-editor in the Unix world but there are

Re: Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread John or Judy Hixson
On Sun, 08 May 2011 19:49:55, Noel noeld...@gmail.com wrote: On 5/8/2011 7:17 PM, John or Judy Hixson wrote: (Clip) I'm trying to learn some FreeBSD in anticipation of eventually admining a FBSD server for my church office network. I've installed FreeBSD 7.4 on an old PC and am

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread Polytropon
On Mon, 9 May 2011 15:04:36 +0100, RW rwmailli...@googlemail.com wrote: There's also ee in the base system, which is good enough for editing configuration files, and is much easier for a casual user. The benefits of vi and emacs are mostly for developers. I'd like to mention the Midnight

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread Polytropon
On Mon, 9 May 2011 10:35:54 -0700, John or Judy Hixson johnorj...@earthlink.net wrote: Actually I'm using 7.4 because that's the latest version Lucas' book covers and I learn better with a book in my hand. When I'm ready to actually use FBSD, I'll get going with the latest production release.

Re: Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread Robert Huff
John or Judy Hixson writes: Actually I'm using 7.4 because that's the latest version Lucas' book covers and I learn better with a book in my hand. When I'm ready to actually use FBSD, I'll get going with the latest production release. At the level you're (probably) operating,

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread Chad Perrin
On Mon, May 09, 2011 at 03:04:36PM +0100, RW wrote: There's also ee in the base system, which is good enough for editing configuration files, and is much easier for a casual user. The benefits of vi and emacs are mostly for developers. It's not just for software development. I use Vim for

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread Antonio Olivares
There's also ee in the base system, which is good enough for editing configuration files, and is much easier for a casual user. The benefits of vi and emacs are mostly for developers. It's not just for software development.  I use Vim for writing code, but I also use it for writing in

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread Chad Perrin
On Mon, May 09, 2011 at 03:44:57PM -0500, Antonio Olivares wrote: There's also ee in the base system, which is good enough for editing configuration files, and is much easier for a casual user. The benefits of vi and emacs are mostly for developers. It's not just for software

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread Jerry McAllister
On Mon, May 09, 2011 at 03:44:57PM -0500, Antonio Olivares wrote: There's also ee in the base system, which is good enough for editing configuration files, and is much easier for a casual user. The benefits of vi and emacs are mostly for developers. It's not just for software

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread Chip Camden
Quoth Chad Perrin on Monday, 09 May 2011: By the way, I remember a quote: Hello. My $NAME is ~inigo-montoya. You killed my process. Prepare to vi. --The Unix's Bride

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread Gary Kline
On Mon, May 09, 2011 at 02:55:22PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: That joke is hilarious. Pedantically speaking, though, it has a small problem: vi is pronounced like vee eye, not like the word vie. -- Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ] for(;;)

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread Robert Bonomi
From owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org Mon May 9 16:16:48 2011 Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 14:15:49 -0700 From: Chip Camden sterl...@camdensoftware.com To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Subject: Re: Newbie Needing Help --XRI2XbIfl/05pQwm Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content

RE: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread Ricardo Cuevas Camarena
-Original Message- From: owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd- questi...@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Gary Kline Sent: Monday, May 09, 2011 4:21 PM To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Subject: Re: Newbie Needing Help On Mon, May 09, 2011 at 02:55:22PM -0600, Chad

RE: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread Robert Bonomi
From owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org Mon May 9 18:16:11 2011 From: Ricardo Cuevas Camarena rcue...@nic.mx To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 17:59:04 -0500 Subject: RE: Newbie Needing Help -Original Message- From: owner

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-09 Thread John Bandur
2011 From: Ricardo Cuevas Camarena rcue...@nic.mx To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 17:59:04 -0500 Subject: RE: Newbie Needing Help -Original Message- From: owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd- questi

Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-08 Thread John or Judy Hixson
At the risk of being told to get out of here and never come back (until you know enough to not need to come back), I need help on some very elementary stuff. I haven't found anywhere else to ask these questions and am therefore taking my chances. I'm trying to learn some FreeBSD in

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-08 Thread Chip Camden
Quoth John or Judy Hixson on Sunday, 08 May 2011: At the risk of being told to get out of here and never come back (until you know enough to not need to come back), I need help on some very elementary stuff. I haven't found anywhere else to ask these questions and am therefore taking my

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-08 Thread Daniel Staal
--As of May 8, 2011 5:45:55 PM -0700, Chip Camden is alleged to have said: For viewing or editing a file, what you want is a text editor. I use vim, but it really isn't designed for beginners. Whatever editor you decide to use, I would advise reading up on it before jumping into text files.

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-08 Thread Noel
On 5/8/2011 7:17 PM, John or Judy Hixson wrote: At the risk of being told to get out of here and never come back (until you know enough to not need to come back), I need help on some very elementary stuff. I haven't found anywhere else to ask these questions and am therefore taking my

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-08 Thread Jon Radel
On 5/8/11 8:17 PM, John or Judy Hixson wrote: At the risk of being told to get out of here and never come back (until you know enough to not need to come back), I need help on some very elementary stuff. I haven't found anywhere else to ask these questions and am therefore taking my

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-08 Thread Alejandro Imass
On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 8:17 PM, John or Judy Hixson johnorj...@earthlink.net wrote: At the risk of being told to get out of here and never come back (until you know enough to not need to come back), I need help on some very elementary stuff. I haven't found anywhere else to ask these

Re: Newbie Needing Help

2011-05-08 Thread Janos Dohanics
On Sun, 8 May 2011 17:17:48 -0700 John or Judy Hixson johnorj...@earthlink.net wrote: [...] Another problem that's throwing me for a loop is that even though I'm logged in as root I'm getting a permission denied return when I list a file (e.g. /etc/fstab) and press enter. When you enter a

freebsd-update newbie

2010-08-31 Thread Kyle Dippery
Hello, I've just installed 8.1 from distribution CDs and updated stable with cvsup. I want to enable freebsd-update to keep the system, well, updated. First try, 'freebsd-update fetch' yielded a number of failure messages regarding the public key. Found a fetch address to get the key manually,

Re: freebsd-update newbie

2010-08-31 Thread Polytropon
On Tue, 31 Aug 2010 09:56:19 -0400, Kyle Dippery k...@engr.uky.edu wrote: Hello, I've just installed 8.1 from distribution CDs and updated stable with cvsup. I want to enable freebsd-update to keep the system, well, updated. That won't work. The freebsd-update program is used to track

Re: freebsd-update newbie

2010-08-31 Thread andrew clarke
On Tue 2010-08-31 09:56:19 UTC-0400, Kyle Dippery (k...@engr.uky.edu) wrote: hostname# freebsd-update fetch Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 4 mirrors found. Fetching metadata signature for 8.1-STABLE from update4.FreeBSD.org... failed. Fetching metadata signature for 8.1-STABLE from

Re: freebsd-update newbie

2010-08-31 Thread Mike Clarke
On Tuesday 31 August 2010, Kyle Dippery wrote: I've just installed 8.1 from distribution CDs and updated stable with cvsup. I want to enable freebsd-update to keep the system, well, updated. First try, 'freebsd-update fetch' yielded a number of failure messages freebsd-update will only

Re: freebsd-update newbie

2010-08-31 Thread RW
On Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:27:31 +0200 Polytropon free...@edvax.de wrote: On Tue, 31 Aug 2010 09:56:19 -0400, Kyle Dippery k...@engr.uky.edu wrote: Hello, I've just installed 8.1 from distribution CDs and updated stable with cvsup. I want to enable freebsd-update to keep the system,

Newbie Issues With Crashing 8.0 Image

2010-07-01 Thread Tom Purl
I'm running a FreeBSD 8.0 image in VirtualBox 3.2.4. I use this image as a sandbox environment for testing web apps. I haven't used this image in a couple of months, and during that time, I have updated VirtualBox multiple times. Now, when I start my FreeBSD image, the FreeBSD image crashes

Re: Newbie gmirror questions

2010-02-05 Thread Mike Clarke
On Sunday 17 January 2010, Matthew Seaman wrote: However, one of the really amazingly brilliant things about geom is that just about any disk / storage related thing can be a geom provider, and geom constructs will nest very happily.  Here's a howto for setting up gmirror across a pair of

Re: Newbie gmirror questions

2010-02-05 Thread Modulok
Does gmirror consider one of the consumers to act as a master for the pair? No. The order doesn't matter. You could take out your hard drives and shuffle them like cards and it wouldn't matter. All metadata is stored in the last sector of the drives themselves. Cable order is irrelevant.

Re: Newbie gmirror questions

2010-01-18 Thread Mike Clarke
On Sunday 17 January 2010, Matthew Seaman wrote: However, one of the really amazingly brilliant things about geom is that just about any disk / storage related thing can be a geom provider, and geom constructs will nest very happily.  Here's a howto for setting up gmirror across a pair of

Re: Newbie gmirror questions

2010-01-17 Thread Mike Clarke
On Saturday 16 January 2010, Pieter de Goeje wrote: On Saturday 16 January 2010 00:34:52 Mike Clarke wrote: I'm about to upgrade to more disk space and I'm tempted use this as an opportunity to get two disks and implement gmirror. Before I go ahead there's a few aspects of mirroring I'm

Re: Newbie gmirror questions

2010-01-17 Thread Matthew Seaman
Mike Clarke wrote: Actually I was more concerned about what happens when I boot into another OS like Windows or Linux on one of the spare slices - I'm assuming that I have to apply gmirror to the whole disk rather than just selected slices? You can't do this. gmirror is FreeBSD specific,

Re: Newbie gmirror questions

2010-01-17 Thread Mike Clarke
On Sunday 17 January 2010, Matthew Seaman wrote: Mike Clarke wrote: Actually I was more concerned about what happens when I boot into another OS like Windows or Linux on one of the spare slices - I'm assuming that I have to apply gmirror to the whole disk rather than just selected

Re: Newbie gmirror questions

2010-01-17 Thread Matthew Seaman
Mike Clarke wrote: On Sunday 17 January 2010, Matthew Seaman wrote: Mike Clarke wrote: Actually I was more concerned about what happens when I boot into another OS like Windows or Linux on one of the spare slices - I'm assuming that I have to apply gmirror to the whole disk rather than just

Re: Newbie gmirror questions

2010-01-17 Thread Volodymyr Kostyrko
On 17.01.2010 19:18, Matthew Seaman wrote: Mike Clarke wrote: Actually I was more concerned about what happens when I boot into another OS like Windows or Linux on one of the spare slices - I'm assuming that I have to apply gmirror to the whole disk rather than just selected slices? You

Re: Newbie gmirror questions

2010-01-16 Thread Pieter de Goeje
On Saturday 16 January 2010 00:34:52 Mike Clarke wrote: I'm about to upgrade to more disk space and I'm tempted use this as an opportunity to get two disks and implement gmirror. Before I go ahead there's a few aspects of mirroring I'm not sure about and would appreciate some advice. I'm

Newbie gmirror questions

2010-01-16 Thread Dino Vliet
Forwarded Message: Newbie gmirror questions Newbie gmirror questions Saturday, January 16, 2010 12:34 AM From: Mike Clarke jmc-freeb...@milibyte.co.uk To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org I'm about to upgrade to more disk space and I'm tempted use this as an opportunity to get two disks

Newbie gmirror questions

2010-01-15 Thread Mike Clarke
I'm about to upgrade to more disk space and I'm tempted use this as an opportunity to get two disks and implement gmirror. Before I go ahead there's a few aspects of mirroring I'm not sure about and would appreciate some advice. I'm using grub for multi booting. Does this introduce any

Re: OT: XML newbie

2009-12-11 Thread Robert
On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 01:50:40 -0500 Aryeh Friedman aryeh.fried...@gmail.com wrote: I am a relative XML newbie (i.e. our backend does spit out some XML I wrote but it just slapped together with no knowledge of the underlaying structure of XML)... Now I am going back and actually learning XML

Re: OT: XML newbie

2009-12-11 Thread cpghost
On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 01:50:40AM -0500, Aryeh Friedman wrote: I am a relative XML newbie (i.e. our backend does spit out some XML I wrote but it just slapped together with no knowledge of the underlaying structure of XML)... Now I am going back and actually learning XML... our main

OT: XML newbie

2009-12-10 Thread Aryeh Friedman
I am a relative XML newbie (i.e. our backend does spit out some XML I wrote but it just slapped together with no knowledge of the underlaying structure of XML)... Now I am going back and actually learning XML... our main application is to insert XML directly into XHTML documents and use either CSS

Re: Newbie questions (updating, ports, etc.)

2009-12-04 Thread Richard Mace
Thanks to all for your detailed and informative replies to my questions. I have many new things to try out. I can't speak for anyone else, but long posts don't bother me. I hope we've clarified things for you. Welcome to FreeBSD! Thanks. Its good to be here! -Richard

Newbie questions (updating, ports, etc.)

2009-12-03 Thread Richard Mace
I recently installed FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE on my home desktop and am considering making the switch from Debian GNU/Linux. I have a few questions which I am hoping the list can clarify for me. 1.) Keeping installed ports/packages up to date. As far as I can tell from the docs, perhaps the most

Re: Newbie questions (updating, ports, etc.)

2009-12-03 Thread Adam Vande More
On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 3:13 AM, Richard Mace mac...@telkomsa.net wrote: I recently installed FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE on my home desktop and am considering making the switch from Debian GNU/Linux. I have a few questions which I am hoping the list can clarify for me. 1.) Keeping installed

Re: Newbie questions (updating, ports, etc.)

2009-12-03 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 3 Dec 2009, Richard Mace wrote: I recently installed FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE on my home desktop and am considering making the switch from Debian GNU/Linux. I have a few questions which I am hoping the list can clarify for me. 1.) Keeping installed ports/packages up to date. As far as I

Re: Newbie questions (updating, ports, etc.)

2009-12-03 Thread S4mmael
2009/12/3 Richard Mace mac...@telkomsa.net: 1.) Keeping installed ports/packages up to date. As far as I can tell from the docs, perhaps the most convenient method is to use something like: # portsnap fetch update # pkgdb -F # portupgrade --batch -aP     (do I need an R here?) I don't

Re: Newbie questions (updating, ports, etc.)

2009-12-03 Thread Colin Albert
S4mmael wrote: 2009/12/3 Richard Mace mac...@telkomsa.net: 1.) Keeping installed ports/packages up to date. As far as I can tell from the docs, perhaps the most convenient method is to use something like: # portsnap fetch update # pkgdb -F # portupgrade --batch -aP (do I need an R

Re: Newbie questions (updating, ports, etc.)

2009-12-03 Thread Charlie Kester
On Thu 03 Dec 2009 at 01:13:39 PST Richard Mace wrote: I recently installed FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE on my home desktop and am considering making the switch from Debian GNU/Linux. I have a few questions which I am hoping the list can clarify for me. 1.) Keeping installed ports/packages up to date.

Re: Newbie questions (updating, ports, etc.)

2009-12-03 Thread Charlie Kester
On Thu 03 Dec 2009 at 07:32:33 PST Warren Block wrote: As far as batch or even -a, I update the ports tree often and prefer to manually upgrade ports as needed, usually with portupgrade -r. A lot of people seem to like -R; maybe I have the dependencies backwards. Since this is a newbie thread

Newbie question about ASYNC communication with FTDI-based device (via uftdi)

2009-09-19 Thread Pierre-Luc Drouin
Hi, I'm trying to hack the code of tbancontrol, a linux tool used to control t-balancer fan controllers that use FTDI FT232BL chips. It seems to be working fine on linux, but when I try to use it on FreeBSD, I noticed that read calls fail with Interruted system call. It seems there is

Newbie discovers two useful apps...

2009-08-24 Thread John Almberg
Even after a year or so of administering a number of FreeBSD servers, I still consider myself to be a newbie (see my various posts for evidence of this fact!) I've been hoping to have something useful to contribute back, and I suddenly realized there are probably newbies that are even

Re: Newbie discovers two useful apps...

2009-08-24 Thread Paul Schmehl
--On Monday, August 24, 2009 15:45:16 -0500 John Almberg jalmb...@identry.com wrote: 2. DJB Daemontools: http://thedjbway.org/daemontools.html [snip] Anyway, I dimly remembered this and dug into the DJB docs. Some will wonder why I found it easier to read a DJB doc than to read how to write

a (hopefully) simple newbie zfs query regarding available space

2009-08-09 Thread John .
Hello list I followed instructions for ZFS on http://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFSQuickStartGuide, substituting ad6 and ad10 (two new SATA3 1TB disks) for da0 da1 and da2 in the instructions. I was surprised to see only 993GB in /tank/. Is this expected, or is it user error? Also, these disks are

Re: a (hopefully) simple newbie zfs query regarding available space

2009-08-09 Thread John .
2009/8/9 John . comp.j...@googlemail.com: Hello list I followed instructions for ZFS on http://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFSQuickStartGuide, substituting ad6 and ad10 (two new SATA3 1TB disks) for da0 da1 and da2 in the instructions. I was surprised to see only 993GB in /tank/. Is this expected, or

Re: a (hopefully) simple newbie zfs query regarding available space

2009-08-09 Thread chris scott
2009/8/9 John . comp.j...@googlemail.com Hello list I followed instructions for ZFS on http://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFSQuickStartGuide, substituting ad6 and ad10 (two new SATA3 1TB disks) for da0 da1 and da2 in the instructions. I was surprised to see only 993GB in /tank/. Is this expected, or

Re: a (hopefully) simple newbie zfs query regarding available space

2009-08-09 Thread John .
2009/8/9 chris scott kra...@googlemail.com: not a zfs thing is happens with all os and file systems. Basically HD manufacturers quote their capacities in base 10 ie 1 TB = 10 bytes. File systems are calculated in binary therefore the calculation they use is 1024 x 1024 x 1024 =

Re: a (hopefully) simple newbie zfs query regarding available space

2009-08-09 Thread chris scott
2009/8/9 John . comp.j...@googlemail.com 2009/8/9 chris scott kra...@googlemail.com: not a zfs thing is happens with all os and file systems. Basically HD manufacturers quote their capacities in base 10 ie 1 TB = 10 bytes. File systems are calculated in binary therefore the

Re: Newbie: offline package use / XFCE.

2009-01-25 Thread Thomas W. Holloway
On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 18:16:45 -0500, Manolis Kiagias sonic200...@gmail.com wrote: As a side note, I have a machine specifically for building packages and it just happens that I finished a complete build run today (for FreeBSD 7.1 32bit). This includes XFCE, Xorg, Gnome + power tools + fifth

Re: Newbie: offline package use / XFCE.

2009-01-25 Thread Manolis Kiagias
Thomas W. Holloway wrote: On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 18:16:45 -0500, Manolis Kiagias sonic200...@gmail.com wrote: As a side note, I have a machine specifically for building packages and it just happens that I finished a complete build run today (for FreeBSD 7.1 32bit). This includes XFCE, Xorg,

Newbie: offline package use / XFCE.

2009-01-20 Thread Thomas W. Holloway
Greetings from newbie land. I have what I hope is a simple question about using packages offline, with particular reference to XFCE if that matters. I am not so much asking how do I do this? as I am Do I understand this correctly? I have read the appropriate sections of the Handbook

Re: Newbie: offline package use / XFCE.

2009-01-20 Thread Manolis Kiagias
Thomas W. Holloway wrote: Greetings from newbie land. I have what I hope is a simple question about using packages offline, with particular reference to XFCE if that matters. I am not so much asking how do I do this? as I am Do I understand this correctly? I have read the appropriate

Re: Newbie: offline package use / XFCE.

2009-01-20 Thread Polytropon
On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 01:16:45 +0200, Manolis Kiagias sonic200...@gmail.com wrote: In short, yes. And this will be quite difficult to get right. *Unless* the machine you actually use to get the packages is also running FreeBSD. You could then pkg_add -r xfce4 on it and then recreate all

Re: Newbie: offline package use / XFCE.

2009-01-20 Thread Peter Ulrich Kruppa
Thomas W. Holloway schrieb: I would like to install XFCE on a FreeBSD 7.1 box that is and will remain (for now) offline. No network connection at all. If I have read correctly, this means downloading the appropriate package(s) and using pkg_add. So far, so good (I haven't done it, but it

Re: newbie: does irq setting in device.hints work?

2009-01-10 Thread Lowell Gilbert
Zhang Weiwu zhangwe...@realss.com writes: Lowell Gilbert wrote: Have you checked what happens if you disable your APIC? You mean ACPI? No, I meant the APIC, the interrupt controller. But I don't think you can do that without compiling a special kernel for it, so it may not be worth

Re: newbie: does irq setting in device.hints work?

2009-01-10 Thread Paul B. Mahol
On 1/10/09, Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-lo...@be-well.ilk.org wrote: Zhang Weiwu zhangwe...@realss.com writes: Lowell Gilbert wrote: Have you checked what happens if you disable your APIC? You mean ACPI? No, I meant the APIC, the interrupt controller. But I don't think you can do

Re: newbie: does irq setting in device.hints work?

2009-01-09 Thread Lowell Gilbert
Zhang Weiwu zhangwe...@realss.com writes: Hello. I come across device.hints manual which says I can set irq for each device there. I am using 6.1. Kind of old now. I don't know specifically of any reason that would matter, but for several reasons I wouldn't be at all surprised. The settings

Re: newbie: does irq setting in device.hints work?

2009-01-09 Thread Zhang Weiwu
Lowell Gilbert wrote: Zhang Weiwu zhangwe...@realss.com writes: That's strange, I didn't find manual where it say it work in some condition or for some device only. Consult individual device drivers' manual pages for available keywords and their possible values. Thanks. I

newbie: does irq setting in device.hints work?

2009-01-08 Thread Zhang Weiwu
Hello. I come across device.hints manual which says I can set irq for each device there. I am using 6.1. The settings I made in devices.hints never worked. e.g. hint.uhci.0.at=pci hint.uhci.0.irq=12 I can set whatever value for irq and it always rebooted as irq 11. However 'disabled=1' works.

boot-time daemon startup (was Re: Newbie question)

2008-11-19 Thread Lowell Gilbert
Gary Hartl [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I've been out of the bsd loop for a bit, i'm trying to setup nagios which is fine There are a couple of settings that I either don't remember or never remembered and forgot that I never knew it. Ok so nagios is asking me for an rc.d path, which

Newbie question

2008-11-18 Thread Gary Hartl
Hi all; Quick newbie question. I've been out of the bsd loop for a bit, i'm trying to setup nagios which is fine There are a couple of settings that I either don't remember or never remembered and forgot that I never knew it. Ok so nagios is asking me for an rc.d path, which if i

Re: Newbie question

2008-11-18 Thread matt donovan
On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 5:41 PM, Gary Hartl [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all; Quick newbie question. I've been out of the bsd loop for a bit, i'm trying to setup nagios which is fine There are a couple of settings that I either don't remember or never remembered and forgot that I

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