Jun 192013
Update FreeBSD source tree using Subversion (svn)

First you will need Subversion installed on the system, to do this you can install it from the ports or packages.

From ports:

# cd /usr/ports/devel/subversion
# make install

From package:

# pkg_add -r subversion

You can accept default port configuration options. Once installed you can then update the FreeBSD source tree using following command:

# svn co svn:// /usr/src
Jun 192013
Migrate system from i386 (32-bit mode) to amd64 (64-bit mode)


If an amd64 hardware has been initially installed in 32-bit mode (i.e. as a plain i386 machine), it might later be desired to turn it into a full 64-bit machine.

The recommended way to do this is to back up all personal and important data, and reinstall using an amd64 installation medium.

However, it’s also possible to migrate the … MORE

Upgrading FreeBSD

 Posted by on 2013-04-10 at 00:35  FreeBSD  No Responses »
Apr 102013
Upgrading FreeBSD

Decided to get my FreeBSD 9.0-REL upgraded to 9.1-REL. Kernel upgrade went just fine and no issues when booting into the system. But noticed some ports needed rebuild. So went recompiling all ports with below as I used to in the past

/usr/local/sbin/portmaster -RafCd -m DISABLE_VULNERABILITIES=yes -m FORCE_PKG_REGISTER=yes

For some reason process was exiting pointing at ghostscript and x11. After … MORE