Category Archives: FreeBSD System Administration

Updating pkg FreeBSD 10.1

So, if you’re installing or upgrading to the current FreeBSD OS 10.1-RELEASE branch, you’ve probably heard… The new preferred way to install open source packages is with the new package management tool, simply named ‘pkg’.  From the man page: pkg … Continue reading

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Package Update Purgatory on FreeBSD

Typically upgrades to a FreeBSD UNIX system are a breeze.  Packages are automatically checked for security updates that are emailed, letting you know they are available.  Occasionally things get messy however. and work-arounds must be employed. There are a number … Continue reading

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