Ghost BSD

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  1. AutoCascade

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    Better than most Linux distros as far as ease of install goes and it has a nice Mate interface. Smooth and fast unlike PC-BSD which was clunky and buggy.

    Comes with quite a bit of software installed but to get Chromium working I was told I had to make a change to a system folder. I was impressed up til then.

    So much for the 24,000 software titles available.
     
  2. mirimir

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    I've also just looked at GhostBSD. My glitch was installing VirtualBox guest additions :(

    But otherwise, I was very favorably impressed.
     
  3. AutoCascade

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    I was unable to edit sysctl.conf as su maybe I needed to sudo su? A user gave me an answer pretty quickly I just didn't have sufficient permissions to edit the folder.

    Firefox was version 31 and LastPass won't install on it at all says not compatible. Chromium if I can get it to work is version 39+

    I'm a gluten for punishment I'm going to try it again.
     
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  4. mirimir

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    Ah. You need root rights to edit anything outside of /home/user. Also, I don't recall that sudo is installed by default, so you just use su.
     
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    I was able to edit the file there was a command missing.

    Then the package manager was able to download the needed files to make Chromium work but after that I couldn't reboot or shut down so I had to power down and then I couldn't boot on anything. I had to unplug the computer for a few minutes and I was able to boot into a Mint DVD.

    I may try it again as a partition with Mint. Even at this point I think its worth the trouble.
     
  6. mirimir

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    Playing in a VM would be safer :)
     
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    Another user had the same issue so it wasn't something I did. Which makes me feel better. They were saying that 'ports' is messed up.

    You're right I need to try it through a VM.
     
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    In my limited experience, FreeBSD doesn't handle dependencies as well as most Linux distros do, especially the Debian family, which I know best. That's so even in FreeBSD 10, which uses a new package management system, and it's also the case using ports. I've ended up creating "/usr/ports/packages" and doing "make package-recursive" in the ports folder of interest. Then I go to "/usr/ports/packages/All" and do "pkg install *". And finally, I create "/usr/ports/packages/Installed" , and then do "mv * /usr/ports/packages/Installed/". Maybe that's overkill, but it seems to work.
     
  9. krustytheclown2

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    Does the packaging tool in FreeBSD verify GPG signatures of downloaded packages, similarly to apt-get and pacman?
     
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