Re: Portsnap and Boot Questions.
From: Nick Withers (nick_at_nickwithers.com)
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 13:47:56 +1100
On Mon, 14 Nov 2005 12:13:09 -0500
Timmy <Timmy14@notformail.com> wrote:
> Hello all.
> Just started using portsnap. Portsnap is too cool, much faster than cvsup.
> Anyone knows to make portsnap run in the wheel group?
> Example, when I update my ports tree, I have to su root and then run
> "portsnap fetch update" I would like to be able to do this without logging
> into root.
You *could* make it a setuid root binary... I won't give you
steps on doing this, because it's probably something you should
understand before considering. Checkout out man chmod for a
little spiel on the subject.
> I'm having trouble understanding chmod chown etc. My mom got me bsd unleased
> and the forth edition books from amazon, so I can learn this stuff. Haven't
> got the books yet..
The FreeBSD Handbook is amongst the best resoures (in my
opinion, of course) for learing FreeBSD. Check it out at
> My other question. When you buildworld from 6.0-RC1 to 6.0-Stable, how do
> you get the beastie boot menu back? When you first boot up you see the
> beastie with options to boot into single user, etc.
If you chuck the following line into
your /boot/loader.conf, good ol' Beastie
will greet you:
Alternatively, the following line will give you a black n'
Just as a side note, it's probably a good idea to check out
to make sure that 6.0-STABLE is really what you're after (you
may prefer 6.0-RELEASE).
> My other question, I recently run portupgrade -a to make sure all my
> programs were up to date. Everything updated fine, when I boot up and get
> to startx I see this:
> Information: old kdmrc in from >= 3.1 (config version 2.3)
> Any idea what's going on with that?
Not really, no, but you may want to look at the portupgrade -r
and/or -R options to ensure that dependant ports are being
> Thanks for any help you can offer.
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