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V2.0 Support for FreeBSD

posted by Krow on 07:59 AM July 30th, 2001   Printer-friendly   Email story
smrf_slyr writes "Hi! I had a much older version of Slash running on FreeBSD 2.8 and 3.4. Back then it was some extra work getting it to work properly (and to this day, it didn't work like a Red Hat install).

I'm wondering if there is "native" support (or something) for V2.0? Is there still a tremendous amount of custimizing required to get it to work properly? (For example, do you still have to modify SLASHD to get SU to work properly?)

What is the latest version of FreeBSD that anyone has Slash V2 running on? What problems (If any) are you experiencing?

Is there a FreeBSD version that works better than others?

Is there a Slash version that works on FreeBSD better than others?

Any and all input would be greatly appreciated!


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  • I recently managed to install Slash 2.0 on Solaris 8, (which admittedly isn't nearly as coold as *BSD :P) and it wasn't too difficult. Most of the hassle revolved around getting the correct versions of the GNU fileutils in the correct paths. The only thing that it doesn't seem to do correctly is setup the init scripts to start slashd automatically. Other than that, as far as I can tell, it works ok. There is a comment in the Makeifle in the install section that looks like this:

    # This needs BSD support (and Solaris)...

    and the relevant install information is located below. As for the slashd script itself, no modification was required. You've probably already figured this much out already, but here it is anyway. Good Luck !
  • Cliff did a lot of work getting the install script to work on FreeBSD. It works fine on FreeBSD 4.3 now, as long as you follow the documents.....

    It's either on the beat or off the beat, it's that easy.