Posts Tagged ‘ FreeBSD ’

mongrel based puppetmaster and strange error messages

5 January 2012
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Earlier this week I did a portsupgrade(8) on my FreeBSD puppetmaster. After the upgrade was completed, puppet stopped working and was displaying these errors: err: /File[/var/puppet/lib]: Failed to generate additional resources using ‘eval_generate’: No format match the given format name or mime-type (text/html) err: /File[/var/puppet/lib]: Could not evaluate: No format match the given format name…

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Restoring ZFS filesystems on FreeBSD

20 September 2011
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This past weekend, I wound up rebuilding the ZFS filesystem on my FreeBSD box. I went from a 2+1 RaidZ (5) system to a 4+1 and in the process increased the slice of each disk. After much trial and error, here is the list of important things I had to (re)learn through this. Working with…

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createrepo on FreeBSD

14 September 2011
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What is createrepo(8)? createrepo(8) is a python(1) script which reads the RPM metadata and creates XML files that yum(8) can use to determine what a RPM package provides, requires and may conflict with.  To find out more details visit the createrepo(8) web site. Why put a Linux RPM utility on a FreeBSD system? I recently…

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xsysstats and rpc.rstatd

29 August 2009
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xsysstats and rpc.rstatd

What is xsysstats? xsysstats is a rpc.rstatd client which graphically displays near real time performance statistics of the running unix kernel. The following statistics are available: cpu packets ipackets (packets in) opackets (packets out) pagei (page in) pageo (page out) apagei (average page in per second) apageo (average page out per second) swap swapi (swap…

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