How do you guys do it with Owncloud (client)?
christian.baer at uni-dortmund.de
Sun Aug 2 16:05:13 UTC 2015
Although the weather is great today around where I live (not a cloud in the
sky), I have decided I want to get this working! I guess I have stubbornness
I've been using OC for quite some time now (on shared hosting) and the clients
for Windows (home) and Linux (work). As some of you may remember, a while ago
I bought a new computer and now I find myself almost exclusively using FreeBSD
at home, which of course brought up the wish to use OC on FreeBSD.
Fulfilling this wish has been pretty frustrating so far and quite frankly, I
have no idea why I haven't found much more bitching about this on the web.
Disclaimer: This is not me bitching! I am simply staggered by the fact that
such a commonly used software doesn't have a flood of howtos and comments
about it not working under FreeBSD on the client side.
Anyways, moving on... :-)
The official OwnCloud (Linux) Desktop Client does not (seem to) work under
FreeBSD. I haven't looked into this myself, but I am guessing this is a FUSE
issue. I want to use the OC client on my fileserver (which runs FreeBSD like
my workstation), so I don't terribly mind that there is no GUI. A while back I
did some research and found out, that ocsync (some front-end to csync) was the
way to go under FreeBSD. Back then the almost utter lack of documentation
about ocsync put me off a bit, because I had more important things to do at
the time and didn't want to spend that much time working this out.
Today I thought, I'd spend half a day if needed and get this to work. So I
updated my ports to the current revision and look for ocsync - and it was
gone. Another piece of software I came accross was mirall, and whatdoyouknow?
It's gone too! At first I thought this was some mistake and my update of the
ports tree had broken something. But there are no manpages for these on
freebsd.org anymore either - which is a pretty sure sign that there is no
official support for them.
What all this boils down to:
I am pretty sure that some of you will be using FreeBSD on the desktop as I am
and there is a good chance that a subset of those will use OwnCloud. How do
you do it? How did you set it up? Where did you get your
I am grateful for anything useful on this!
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