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authorBryan Newbold <>2009-09-25 14:26:45 -0700
committerBryan Newbold <>2009-09-25 14:26:45 -0700
commit47d90d23a26d136d64b3f71ac3e91303f613ae7a (patch)
parent5678b84dabce459e0347bac13f1f3df12ff47ce4 (diff)
bulk package pkg_add-ing plus syntax fixes
5 files changed, 20 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/software/debian b/software/debian
index 88806df..3cb7638 100644
--- a/software/debian
+++ b/software/debian
@@ -2,8 +2,8 @@
Debian Linux
-**See also `freebsd </k/software/freebsd-tricks>`__ and
-`unix </k/software/unix-tricks>`__ tricks.**
+**See also `freebsd </k/software/freebsd-tricks>`_ and
+`unix </k/software/unix-tricks>`_ tricks.**
Some gotchas from installing debian a few times:
diff --git a/software/freebsd-packages b/software/freebsd-packages
index e61ce02..c58bea4 100644
--- a/software/freebsd-packages
+++ b/software/freebsd-packages
@@ -49,4 +49,15 @@ The following are large and/or "optional"::
The following are added by download::
java ("Diablo Latte" jdk from FreeBSD Foundation)
+Bulk Installation
+``pkg_add`` will fail with a ``getcwd`` error if you try to install many
+packages with the same command. Instead, once you have ``bash`` installed,
+you want to do something like::
+ $ for i in `echo vim screen python blah blah blah`; do pkg_add -r $i; done
+Note that with many packages it's almost impossible to avoid installing X
+windows; I think there's a flag for this somewhere.
diff --git a/software/freebsd-tricks b/software/freebsd-tricks
index cce7086..3db7d3a 100644
--- a/software/freebsd-tricks
+++ b/software/freebsd-tricks
@@ -2,8 +2,8 @@
FreeBSD Tricks
-**See also `unix </k/software/unix-tricks>`__ and
-`debian </k/software/debian>`__ tricks.**
+**See also `unix </k/software/unix-tricks>`_ and
+`debian </k/software/debian>`_ tricks.**
Set User Shell
diff --git a/software/server-setup b/software/server-setup
index f98fd99..58b419b 100644
--- a/software/server-setup
+++ b/software/server-setup
@@ -2,8 +2,8 @@
Generic Server Setup Tricks
-See also `debian </k/software/debian>`__ and
-`freebsd tricks </k/software/freebsd-tricks>`__.
+See also `debian </k/software/debian>`_ and
+`freebsd tricks </k/software/freebsd-tricks>`_.
diff --git a/software/unix-tricks b/software/unix-tricks
index 17479f7..8cc8ebe 100644
--- a/software/unix-tricks
+++ b/software/unix-tricks
@@ -1,8 +1,8 @@
UNIX Tricks
-**See also `freebsd </k/software/freebsd-tricks>`__ and
-`debian </k/software/debian>`__ tricks.**
+**See also `freebsd </k/software/freebsd-tricks>`_ and
+`debian </k/software/debian>`_ tricks.**
Fork many processes with `xargs`