FreeBSD 5.3 Questions
joshua.lokken at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 12:00:37 PST 2004
On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 20:49:48 -0500, epilogue <epilogue at allstream.net> wrote:
> 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:
> hello jerry,
> > 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
It may not be hanging, but I've got the same behavior on a fresh 4.10
box at home, it chugs away for awhile, then the 'make' process(es)
just sit there doing absolutely nothing forever. But, as you say, the
answer is right there in /usr/ports/UPDATING.
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