portsnap command

The tail command is one of the best tool to view log files in a real time using tail -f /path/to/log.file syntax on a Unix-like systems. The program MultiTail lets you view one or multiple files like the original tail program. The difference is that it creates multiple windows on your console (with ncurses). This is one of those dream come true program for UNIX sys admin job. You can browse through several log files at once and do various operations like search for errors and more.

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The portupgrade command is used to upgrade installed packages via ports or packages. This is one of the tool you need to use under FreeBSD. However, recently, it give me out following error on FreeBSD r6.2-p10-amd64 bit: … missing key: categories: Cannot read the portsdb! /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/portsdb.rb:567:in `open_db’: database file error …. The solution is pretty […]

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Updating FreeBSD server system is quite easy. You can apply security patch to keep freebsd system up to date. Required tools aka software You need to have following tools on system (a) portmanager – FreeBSD ultimate ports update utility. (b) portsnap – It is a system for securely distributing the FreeBSD ports tree. Approximately once […]

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Some vulnerabilities have been reported in APR-util, which can be exploited by malicious users and malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) – CVE-2009-1955, CVE-2009-1956, CVE-2009-0023 fix.

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The FreeBSD ports collection offers a simple way for users and administrators to install applications. The ports made FreeBSD quite popular. Keeping ports up to date is an essential task. FreeBSD Install cvsup If you never upgraded freebsd ports collection then first step is required; otherwise skip this step and goto step # 2 # […]

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