freebsd ports collection

Q. I’m trying to upgrade my PHP version from 5.2.6 to 5.2.8 using portupgrade command. But I’m getting following errors:

*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/lang/php5.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/lang/php5.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/lang/php5.
** Command failed [exit code 1]: /usr/bin/script -qa /tmp/portupgrade.42275.0 env UPGRADE_TOOL=portupgrade UPGRADE_PORT=php5-pcre-5.2.6_2 UPGRADE_PORT_VER=5.2.6_2 make reinstall
—> Restoring the old version
pkg_add: warning: package ‘php5-pcre-5.2.6_2′ requires ‘php5-5.2.8′, but ‘php5-pcre-5.2.6_2′ is installed
** Fix the installation problem and try again.
[Updating the pkgdb
in /var/db/pkg ... - 62 packages found (-0 +1) . done]
** Listing the failed packages (-:ignored / *:skipped / !:failed)
! lang/php5 (php5-pcre-5.2.6_2) (install error)

How do I fix this problem and upgrade php5-pcre?

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Q. I’ve installed FreeBSD server without ports. When installing my FreeBSD system, sysinstall asked my, if I would like to install the Ports Collection? I chose not to install it. Now, how do I obtain and install the FreeBSD ports collection in /usr/ports?

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Q. I’d like to save disk space for my FreeBSD 7 ISP server. We run webserver, nameserver from various jails under powerful HP RAID 10 server. How do I export /usr/ports from host to each jail hosted on /jail/ volume such as /jail/www, /jail/ns, /jail/sql etc?

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Q. How do I install and configure Apache web server under FreeBSD 7.x operating systems?

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I‘d like to Bash shell under FreeBSD for bash programming. How do I install bash shell under FreeBSD UNIX operating system?

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Q. I’ve just moved from a Linux server to a new FreeBSD server. I’m confused with FreeBSD ports system. Can you tell me – how do I find a package file (port) and install the same? A. Under Linux you use rpm / up2date / yum or apt-get command to install a package. Under FreeBSD […]

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