Unfortunately, sometimes USB keyboards are not operational.The solution is to manually specify it from the boot loader (when BIOS is still handling the keyboard): # Keyboard / Mouse / Screen #--------------------------- keymap="acc" # French keyboard moused_flags="-3" # Emulate 3rd button saver="NO" # No screen saver logo blanktime="NO" # Never shutdown the screen # Auto-diagnostic #----------------- smartd_enable="YES" # Check Harddisk health dumpdev="AUTO" # Save dump during kernel panic # Misc #------ clear_tmp_enable="YES" # Clear /tmp at startup fsck_y_enable="YES" # Assume 'yes' for fsck syslogd_flags="-s -s" # secure mode (no network) For network interface with heavy traffic load, it is advised to activate polling instead of using interrupts.Installing a server with Free BSD and taking advantages of the ZFS filesystem to efficiently deal with disk space management, cheap archiving (through snapshot) and rollback possibilities. Hardware RAID controllers have some drawback when used with ZFS, as ZFS in a raidz configuration is able to detect more errors and deal better with them than hardware RAID.
Packages are only available for the i386 and x86_64 platforms. freebsd:10:x) If you have never done so, download the port collection. BSD/ports/i386/packages-9-stable/Latest/, the pkg tools download them from e.g. pkg uses geo-dns to automatically select the closest mirror, and DNS SRV records for fall-back in case a specific mirror is unreachable.
Another change is that portaudit (which keep tracks of security vulnerabilities in installed packages and ports) is replaced by may not (yet) work flawlessly with the new package management system.
As of Free BSD 10.0, portmanager is no longer available and portupgrade only works on ports (compiled from source), not on packages (installed from binaries).
There are three options to install packages in Free BSD: pkg is the easiest way, and downloads and install the binary version.
Updating usually refers to installing new versions of packages, or a minor update.
Upgrading usually refers to installing a new point release of the base system, and (re)installing all packages.The solution is not to rely on the operating system automatic numbering of devices but to use explicit labels to identify the disks.Disks will be systematically partitioned using GPT, with a possible exception for the disk used to boot because installation of Free BSD 8 can be a bit more complex.However, for servers, I recommend not to always update all ports and packages, but only update specific ports if there is a security update available, as reported by Packages are created based on the port recipe.There may be a delay of a few days to a few weeks before they are released.This difficulty to logically represent disk devices, make it prone to failure for the operating system to find the right device when the computer is rebooted.