Category: FreeBSD

FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system

Minimal Xorg installation with dwm on FreeBSD

This method may be actual on weak computers for resource economy. The installation process is fast and requires only dwm compilation. Excluded an installation of huge font packages, classical xorg utilities (like xterm). There are no any visual settings for configs, additional fonts, drivers. Only the minimal process is described here. First we need to […]

Managing ports in FreeBSD using make

make is a native tool which is used to manage ports in FreeBSD. We can download ports source code, configure its compilation process, watch port dependencies (both build and run dependencies), check its checksum and finally install the ports. Let’s assume that we take as an example nano text editor. Perform whereis command and go […]

How to install bash and neofetch in FreeBSD

neofetch output in FreeBSD

Neofetch is a bash script. In FreeBSD, there is no bash by default. Instead, other types of shell are used, such as C shell (csh), tcsh. Therefore, to make neofetch working we need to install bash and make it the main shell in the system. First, let’s install bash package: Then we need to find […]

Managing packages in FreeBSD using pkg

Shows current state both for FreeBSD repository and system

In FreeBSD we can install programs by using pkg (for installation binary packages) and portsnap, svn (for installation from source codes). pkg is the modern version of pkg_add, pkg_info… utilities which were on older versions of FreeBSD. At the first time we start pkg without parameters, we are offered to install this package manager: The […]