[nycbug-talk] those pesky error messages
pete at nomadlogic.org
Thu Jul 29 18:51:50 EDT 2004
Joshua S. Freeman wrote:
>You are correct, in his reply to my post, Jesse Callaway suggested hitting
>shift-F2, etc... which I interpreted to mean "alt-F2", etc. which enables
>you to switch between virtual terminals.
>I was switching between all the terminals (all 7 of them) but was unable to
>see anything looked like a debug screen..
you may want to check your various logs in /var/log. i believe you
already got your system up and booting happily tho. if that is the case
then you may want to try installing the package via ports (man ports) or
pkg_add (man pkg_add). I highly suggest reading these man pages, they
are very well written. The handbook also has some very good
walkthroughs on both approaches.
Quickly, ports will build an application from source, while pkg_add
will grab preinstalled binaries and install them. The idea is, if you
attempt to install php via pkg_add, for example, you will hopefully get
better error messages on what's going wrong. I *believe* sysinstall is
primarily used for initial installs. I do not know where files are
logged to after the system is up and running.
>Hopefully you're correct in your prediction. I'm quite enjoying FreeBSD...
>it's hard for me to describe but it definitely seems to have a more
>'serious' or 'grave' mein than Linux...
IMO BSD is a whole system (a kernel, supporting applications, etc.), in
contrast to Linux which is "just" a kernel that latches into the GNU
system. I like them both alot. The good news is that they both are free ;p
email: pete at nomadlogic.org
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