If you’re upgrading your FreeBSD installation to 11.2-RELEASE please ensure that you disable custom kernel modules first. The usual suspects are the nvidia driver and the virtualbox kernel module.
In some cases you may need the sources (kernel source) for your FreeBSD installation. However if you did not select the source package in the installer it will not be installed.
If you upgrade cups on your FreeBSD installation or maybe you install some foomatic packages this may lead to the removal of the
cups-filters package. In some cases this package is needed for your printer to work correctly.
The prompt of
lftp can be configured in the config file via the
set prompt directive. A while ago I found a prompt on the internet but
forgot where, here it is:
After upgrading my chrome port on FreeBSD 9.3 I got the following error message when I tried to start chrome:
If you try to install the nokogiri gem on freebsd you may get the following error message:
If you’re not using gnome or xfce but have some gtk apps installed then you could always set your theme preferences via
~/.gtkrc-2.0 like this:
Sometimes you have to rebuild ports due to a library update. But if there are vulnerabilities known for that ports then
make will bail out with an error message and refuse to build the port. Instead it gives you the advice to update or deinstall the port which is good advice but sometimes just not possible.
To mount an iso image under FreeBSD just follow these steps.
Since some time it seems to be somewhat impossible to install the ruby-debug gem into your rails app. The error message will most likely look similar to this one:
When using Linux it is often helpful to use the following command if an application crashes: