How to setup a MySQL server on FreeBSD

We’re always searching the ‘net for good howtos to share with the FreeBSD community. We found DruidSys.com’s MySQL server installation howto for FreeBSD 7.0 to be a good resource:

In this guide we will work with FreeBSD 7.0 and it is assumed that FreeBSD is already running on your machine.

First you need to login as root or run su in order to get the required permissions.

Then navigate to the ports folder for MySQL:

cd /usr/ports/databases/mysql50-server

Now run:

make install clean

in order to download and install MySQL.

Once the install is finished we install the databases by running:

mysql_install_db –user=mysql

Source: http://www.druidsys.com/?q=node/8

December 9, 2008 • Tags: , , • Posted in: Howto • No Comments

FreeBSD 6.4 released

FreeBSD 6.4 is officially available.  I’m excited as this release promises better security, improved functionality and more.  I’ll be installing it on my remaining FreeBSD 6.3 systems this weekend.  The FreeBSD.org announcement is below:

“The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE. At this time 6.4-RELEASE is expected to be the last of the 6-STABLE releases. Some of the highlights:

  • New and much-improved NFS Lock Manager (NLM) client
  • Support for the Camellia cipher
  • boot loader changes allow, among other things, booting from USB devices and booting from GPT-labeled devices with GPT-enabled BIOSes
  • DVD install ISO images for amd64/i386
  • KDE updated to 3.5.10, GNOME updated to 2.22.3
  • Updates for BIND, sendmail, OpenPAM, and others

For a complete list of new features and known problems, please see the online release notes and errata list, available at:

For more information about FreeBSD release engineering activities, please see:


The FreeBSD Security Team intends to support 6.4-RELEASE until November 30th, 2010.”

Source: http://www.freebsd.org/releases/6.4R/announce.html

December 4, 2008 • Tags: , , • Posted in: News • No Comments

FreeBSD YouTube channel announced

A new YouTube channel for FreeBSD technical lectures is now available at www.youtube.com/bsdconferences.  The channel will be used to post lectures from conferences.  The first four videos that Julian Elisher recorded at MeetBSD have been posted, and more are on the way.

Source: http://www.freebsd.org/news/newsflash.html

December 4, 2008 • Tags: , , • Posted in: News • No Comments