BitTorrent Magnet links for FreeBSD

Since the FreeBSD torrent tracker has been taken offline, and it appears that it won’t be coming back, you may be able to use a magnet link, so here they are. Each magnet link announces to three public trackers, to try and increase the size of the swarm. Current FreeBSD versions FreeBSD-7.4-RELEASE-amd64-all FreeBSD-7.4-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly FreeBSD-7.4-RELEASE-amd64-disc1 FreeBSD-7.4-RELEASE-amd64-disc2 […]

Installing sqlite3 ruby gem on FreeBSD

If you try to install (or update) the sqlite3 ruby gem on FreeBSD, you might get the following error: sudo gem update sqlite3 Updating installed gems Updating sqlite3 Fetching: sqlite3-1.3.5.gem (100%) Building native extensions. This could take a while… ERROR: Error installing sqlite3: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. /usr/local/bin/ruby18 extconf.rb checking for sqlite3.h… […]

My Ideal Operating System

What would my ideal Operating System look like? Really small minimal installation. You know, like OpenBSD. Thorough and comprehensive help pages. You know, like OpenBSD. The ability to simply administer the OS remotely. You now, like SSH on OpenBSD. Excellent, easy to configure firewall. You know, like pf on OpenBSD. Easy to configure network redundancy. […]

Installing FreeBSD 7.0 on the Dell PowerEdge R300

The Dell PowerEdge R300has a Broadcom 5722 network card, which isn’t supported by the latest release of FreeBSD (7.0). Patches for the Broadcom 5722 are in the development versions of FreeBSD, but in order to get the development versions, it’s easiest if you have net access, which is hard without a working network card. The […]