More information about the “basic” software package method, pkg_add, can be found in the FreeBSD Handbook.
Ken Smith has announced the availability of the first release candidate for FreeBSD 6.4, the project’s production legacy branch
As the next step in the release of FreeBSD 6.4, the FreeBSD 6.4-RC1 builds are now available for testing. This is the first of an expected two release candidates. We encourage you to test out the release candidates, reporting any problems by submitting PRs or via email to the freebsd-stable list. If you would like to do a source-based update to 6.4-RC1 from an already installed machine you can update your tree to RELENG_6_4 using normal cvsup/csup methods. Note that as a somewhat inconvenient side-effect of the primary FreeBSD source repository now being in SVN the creation of the RELENG_6_4 branch in the CVS repository wound up checking in a ‘new’ version of every file, in some cases only changing the FBSDID
There are already many useful guides around showing how to set up and tune a FAMP server. Unlike some this guide gives also a bit more background details and explanation.
Setting up a LAMP server is a common task for systems administrators, and FreeBSD is one of the most reliable and stable operating systems available. You can swap out the L in LAMP with F for FreeBSD to build a fast and reliable Web server.
In this article I assume FreeBSD is already installed. If not, make sure you download the latest stable production version of FreeBSD and run the installer. I recommend choosing the MINIMUM option at the installer screen to quickly install only the most basic and necessary things.
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I installed some benchmarks into Wine 1.1.2 on FreeBSD and gave them another run today to see what gains I would see over the last benchmarks that I ran. The last time the benchmarks were run on FreeBSD 7.0 Beta 2 and Nvidia driver Version: 100.14.19 that was edited so it would install and run on FreeBSD 7 bets 2.
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The last FreeNAS beta (0.69) has built-in support for Bittorrent. This guide shows step-by-step how to set it up and use it.
FreeNAS 0.7 is still at alpha stage. However, HarryD is already using it as a production server and confirms it’s pretty stable after some minor tweaks.
It’s all very promising and I can’t wait for 0.7 final to come out. My advice, before that version is released, don’t blindly trust in ZFS, but make additional backups and store them on another machine. Just in case…
First of all it is important to ‘tune’ ZFS. I’ve seen some panics of my systems without using this parameters. It is necessary to use lots of RAM for ZFS. I have 2GB in my little server…
Here’s a quick howto on how to setup Time Machine on Mac OS X so that it backups to a networked machine running FreeBSD.