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DragonflyBSD post-installation
 
http://pbraun.nethence.com/doc/sysutils_bsd/dragonflybsd.html
http://pbraun.nethence.com/doc/sysutils_bsd/freebsd.html
http://pbraun.nethence.com/doc/sysutils_bsd/jail.html
 
 
Network configuration and sshd
Afer first reboot, you shall enable networking and the ssh daemon.
 
Define your hostname, ip/mask and gateway,
cd /etc/
vi rc.conf
like,
keymap="fr.iso.acc"
hostname="dfly.example.local"
ifconfig_lnc0="inet 10.1.1.3 netmask 255.255.255.0"
defaultrouter="10.1.1.254"
sshd_enable=yes
note. for a jail guest, use a /32 netmask (just like the ip alias on the jail host)
apply,
rcrestart netif
 
Define your files and dns name resolutions,
vi hosts
vi resolv.conf
Note. 'hosts: files dns' is configured by default in nsswitch.conf
 
Configure the ssh daemon to enable logins (dfly only permits without-password namely with authorized keys),
cd /etc/ssh/
cp sshd_config sshd_config.dist
sed '/^#/d; /^$/d;' sshd_config.dist > sshd_config
vi sshd_config
add/change,
PermitRootLogin yes
PasswordAuthentication yes
ChallengeResponseAuthentication yes
apply,
/etc/rc.d/sshd restart
 
Don't forget to setup root's password,
passwd root
 
You can now login remotely.
 
 
Timezone
Define the timezone,
cd /etc/
ln -sf ../usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Paris localtime
 
 
A few binary packages and shell installation
Choose a mirror (http://www.dragonflybsd.org/mirrors/). For France, ftp://dfly.nfrance.com/ is fine. Install at least bash and pdksh,
setenv PKG_PATH ftp://dfly.nfrance.com/packages/amd64/DragonFly-2.8.2/stable/All
pkg_radd bash pdksh screen wget lftp vim lynx
cd /bin/
ln -s /usr/pkg/bin/bash
ln -s /usr/pkg/bin/ksh
echo '/bin/bash' >> /etc/shells
echo '/bin/ksh' >> /etc/shells
chpass -s /bin/bash
#chpass -s /bin/ksh
Note. ast-ksh (ksh93) isn't always available as binary package (it probably doesn't compile)
 
 
Environment
Configure your shell,
cd ~/
mkdir -p .trash/
mv .* .trash/
vi .bash_profile
like,
source $HOME/.bashrc
and,
vi .bashrc
like,
PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:$HOME/bin
export PATH
 
HOSTNAME=${HOSTNAME:-`uname -n`}
[[ $USER = root ]] && \
PS1='${HOSTNAME%%.*}# ' || \
PS1='${HOSTNAME%%.*}> '
 
case "$-" in *i*)
alias rm='rm -i'
alias cp='cp -i'
alias mv='mv -i'
alias ll='ls -alkF'
#alias vi='vim'
alias reboot='shutdown -r now'
 
who
;;
esac
 
# linux
#alias shu='shutdown -P now'
 
# bsd
alias shu='shutdown -p now'
 
# pkgsrc
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/pkg/bin:/usr/pkg/sbin
export PKG_PATH=ftp://dfly.nfrance.com/packages/amd64/DragonFly-2.8.2/stable/All
apply immediately,
source .bashrc
 
You can now re-login remotely to check your shell and environment.
 
 
Syslog configuration
Configure the system logs,
cd /etc/
mv syslog.conf syslog.conf.dist
vi syslog.conf
like,
*.*  -/var/log/messages
and secure them,
cd /var/log
chmod 640 messages
apply,
/etc/rc.d/syslogd restart
 
 
GNU Screen configuration
Configure GNU Screen (previously installed),
cd /usr/pkg/etc/
wget http://pbraun.nethence.com/code/misc/screenrc
cd /etc/
ln -s /usr/pkg/etc/screenrc
cd ~/
wget http://pbraun.nethence.com/code/misc/.screenrc
apply,
screen
 
 
Indexing
Generate the locate db,
/usr/libexec/locate.updatedb
 
While indexing is going on, and since gnu screen is configured, you can continue in another window. Nevermind, on dfly it's freaking fast, anyway.
 
 
Crontab configuration
Disable 'at',
vi /etc/crontab
comment that line,
#*/5 * * * * root /usr/libexec/atrun
 
 
Additional notes
pkgsrc from source
Fetch the intial pkgsrc repository from the net,
cd /usr/
make pkgsrc-create
Note. to update,
make pkgsrc-update
 
thttpd installation
Install and configure thttpd,
pkg_radd thttpd
cp /usr/pkg/share/examples/rc.d/thttpd /etc/rc.d/
rm -f /usr/pkg/share/thttpd/index.html
#mv -f /usr/pkg/share/thttpd/index.html /usr/pkg/share/thttpd/index.html.dist
cd /etc/
ln -s ../usr/pkg/etc/thttpd.conf
echo 'thttpd_enable=yes' >> rc.conf
apply,
/etc/rc.d/thttpd restart
 
 
References
http://www.dragonflybsd.org/docs/newhandbook/
http://wiki.dragonflybsd.org/
 

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