Fwd: Re: Torrentflux and Zabbix Apache Include files??

Kaya Saman SamanKaya at netscape.net
Mon Jun 7 13:58:28 UTC 2010

Just to repost as the actual message got denied for being too large due 
to the attachments so for anyone that's interested (I know it's hard for 
an admin that deals with high-grade enterprise scale hardware) here is 
the link to what I sent and more:


Well back to MS SQL migration for me now.......



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Re: Torrentflux and Zabbix Apache Include files??
Date: 	Mon, 07 Jun 2010 00:30:24 +0300
From: 	Kaya Saman <SamanKaya at netscape.net>
To: 	Doug Barton <dougb at FreeBSD.org>
CC: 	freebsd-ports at freebsd.org

Hi Doug,

thanks so much for the response and warm words of welcome :-)

I'm enjoying BSD thoroughly and find it actually much better then Linux!!

Actually it's kinda weird but I feel like showing off all my
achievements in terms of my two servers but when I think about it and
think about what you guys are doing with 500+ systems in clouds and
clusters I am completely no where although it's my ambition to get there
one day!

So quickly in response to your reply:

On 06/06/2010 10:46 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
>  On 06/06/10 07:20, Kaya Saman wrote:
>>  The only thing I don't get with FreeBSD ports is why there aren't
>>  template files for doing things like this, as people like me with not
>>  much experience in the FreeBSD world have to really struggle.
>  So first of all, welcome to the FreeBSD world. :)

Thank you so much for making me feel welcome :-D

>  By default our ports system does not install things in /opt, our
>  default installation path for 3rd party software is /usr/local.  So in
>  regards to your question, most ports do actually come with sample
>  configuration files, which can usually be found in /usr/local/etc/.

Yeah. I know this and as stated before I have 2 installs of Torrentflux:
one which resides in /usr/local/www/data/tf and the other which resides
in /opt which is a backup of my Linux instance.

Just for the record am being cheeky and using the Linux version :-P

>  If you install a port or package and you aren't sure where it
>  installed the files you can do (for exapmle) 'pkg_info -L
>  torrentflux*' and it will print the list for you.

This is really great advice thank you for it!!

>  There is no question that there is a learning curve when moving from
>  one platform to another, but a lot of us have administered both
>  FreeBSD and Linux systems so if you have questions, just ask.

Thank you so much and I totally agree! I mean when I started with
Solaris just over a year ago I made the mistake of treating it like
Linux when it's a totally separate OS like BSD. Thankfully I've learned
from my mistake and am trying to treat BSD like BSD this time which is
proving ok for the moment as I've just managed to aggregate 3 Solaris 9
SPARC boxes and one Linux box into a single BSD box, which is the NAS
server in the pictures. Just a few hoops which needed adjusting though
but to tell you the truth being on a heavily truncated time table flying
out to the UK and having to build the systems from scratch and not
having enough time to continue actually left me having to configure the
rest over SSH from Turkey which for a learning curve I think is quite

Well.... anyway enough with me going on about the small time stuff I'm
doing as everyone's got better stuff to do then read my waffling :-)

>  hope this helps,
>  Doug

It does a lot and I appreciate all of it!!

Best Regards,


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