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  1. Automating package updates on FreeBSD

    When updating my ports, I prefer to use packages when I have not changed the options of a port. This describes how I do that.

    Why

    Compiling large programs like firefox can take a long time. Therefore I like to use packages when updating my ports. But I don’t …

  2. Updating python3 to 3.6

    This article document how I updated python3 from version 3.5 to 3.6 on FreeBSD.

    This article is written for FreeBSD 11-STABLE amd64. The procedure on other supported FreeBSD versions should be similar if not identical. Commands following a “>” can be run as an unprivileged user. Commands following …

  3. Installing asymptote 2.38 in TeXLive 2016

    Since the previous article [1, 2] I’ve updated TexLive to 2016. This comes with asymptote 2.38, but not with a FreeBSD binary for it.

    My TeXLive is not installed from the FreeBSD ports tree, so I cannot use the asymptote port since it depends on the TeXLive port …

  4. Updating FreeBSD from source

    Sometimes I need to update my FreeBSD operating system. I prefer to do that from the source code, so that my customizations in (/etc/src.conf) remain.

    At the writing of this article, I’m tracking the 10-STABLE branch. To start this, I removed the contents of /usr/src …

  5. Switching IPython to Python 3

    More and more, IPython has become my tool of choice as the ultimate calculator and to try out concepts and code for use in my programs.

    While I generally use the terminal-based interactive shell, notebooks offer more capabilities for integrating text, formulas and graphics.

    With Python 2.7 effectively mostly …

  6. Modifying a FreeBSD port

    Installing software on FreeBSD is made easier by the ports system; a collection of Makefiles and patches that contains instructions on how to build programs and libraries. E.g. building and installing the mpv media player is done in the following way:

    # cd /usr/ports/multimedia/mpv
    # make install clean …
  7. Installing OpenProject on FreeBSD

    At work we want to run OpenProject. But since this a ruby-on-rails app and installation on Windows is not supported, I volunteered to set up a dedicated FreeBSD server for it.

    Server

    The server install was a basic FreeBSD 10 install done via the memory stick image. On the harddisk …


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