Sunday, August 9, 2015

bsdconfig(8) and FreeBSD 10.1 DVD

Seem's that you cannot use bsdconfig(8) out of the box with the FreeBSD DVD.

Below are the steps to get it working (may have to change CD label if using different architecture) to get for instance KDE installed

Step 1 only required if pkg has not been installed on the machine
  1. pkg install pkg
  2. mount -t cd9660 /dev/iso9660/10_1_RELEASE_AMD64_DVD /mnt
  3. mkdir -p /dist/packages
  4. cd /dist/packages
  5. ln -s /mnt/packages/repos
  6. ln -s /mnt/packages/freebsd:10:x86:64
  7. ln -s freebsd:10:x86:64 FreeBSD:10:amd64
  8. setenv REPOS_DIR /dist/packages/repos
  9. pkg bootstrap
  10. pkg install xorg-server xorg kde
Now this does not get me closer to understanding why a virtualmin backup/restore from CentOS 7 to FreeBSD fails.....

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