Updating Ports on FreeBSD 8.2

by Merlijn on July 5, 2013, no comments

FreeBSD 8.2 is not longer supported and things have started to break. For example updating ports. Ports maintainers are told to use the tar.xz format now and the default tar on fBSD8.2 can’t handle that. Googling leads to the “upgrade your freeBSD to 9.1″. Uhum… no room in my current timetable. Easy fix: cd /usr/ports/archivers/libarchive; [...]

Errors with email2trac on freeBSD

by Merlijn on April 6, 2011, no comments

Seeing errors like this? Apr 5 12:32:04 socrates ?<11>email2trac : Failure sending notification on creation of ticket #1101: Can’t extract file(s) to egg cache The following error occurred while trying to extract file(s) to the Python egg cache: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ‘/nonexistent’ The Python egg cache directory is currently set to: /nonexistent/.python-eggs Perhaps your [...]

Mysterious crashes of netatalk on freeBSD 8

by Merlijn on February 14, 2010, one comment

I experienced mysterious crashes of the netatalk daemon installed on a freeBSD8 box. The apfd was advertised with mdnsresponder, but at the moment I tried connecting to the shares, the afpd crashed. Nothing showed in the usual logs. I tried several debugging modes, but nothing seemed to give any clue where I had to find [...]

Mailman on freeBSD with Postfix

by Merlijn on September 24, 2005, no comments

One of my co-workers asked me if I could help him with sending emails to over 100 people. On certain planets this would be considered as spamming, but all the addresses are prospects or exisiting customers. Until now, he was used to send the mails one by one. But the address list grew larger and [...]

Finally… sasl with virtual accounts in mysql working!

by Merlijn on September 18, 2005, no comments

*sigh* This bothered me from the moment I got my new postfix mailserver. Everything worked…tls/amavisd-new/courier/plain-sasl/postfix all with mysql. But somehow I didn’t get sasl working with the virtual user accounts in mysql. I tried almost everything and nothing worked. Once in a while I tried to get it working again, but every time it ended [...]