FreeBSD 5.3 Questions
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Thu Dec 2 17:50:07 PST 2004
On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 16:13:19 -0800
Jerry Gardner <jg2 at gardnerclan.net> wrote:
> I just loaded FreeBSD 5.3 a few days ago, and generally things are
> running well, with a few exceptions:
> 1) How do I stop the Sendmail daemons from starting at boot? I have
> sendmail_enable="NO" set in /etc/rc.conf, but two sendmail
> processes are running after boot.
'man rc.sendmail' -- read it closely -- note that "NONE" works for
the moment, but is deprecated and scheduled to be removed.
> 2) How do I set GCC flags when compiling a port. I added
> CFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium3 -pipe" to /etc/make.conf, but
> get an error when building a port. The error is get is
> "env: -pipe No such file or directory"
/usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf may help you here.
> 3) I think I might have a permissions problem in my home directory.
> Certain applications (Firefox and xfce, for exacmple) can't seem to
> write files under my home directory. I can create files using an
> editor, and download files, but these two applications fail when
> trying to modify their configuration options.
it would have been very helpful for you to post the perms you have.
these work for my $HOME --> drwxr-xr-x
> 4) I installed portupgrade from the port, and built the database using
> 'pkgdb -f', but whenever I run portupgrade or portversion, it
> displays a message "Generating INDEX.tmp - please wait.." and hangs
> there forever. How do I fix this?
it probably isn't hanging, but actually generating a new INDEX for you.
solutions to this have been discussed ad nauseum in several of mailing
1) get used to reading /usr/ports/UPDATING (you'll find your
solution in the entry dated 20041115)
2) when you have a problem with ports, check UPDATING. if that
yields nothing, check the mailing list archives (lists.freebsd.org
or, my prefered interface, freebsd.rambler.ru)
hope this helps.
> - Jerry
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