IT notes

MANIFEST No Such File or Directory

If when trying to install FreeBSD using bsdinstall you get: "Error while fetching file:///usr/freebsd-dist/MANIFEST" - no such file or directory Try to: [email protected]:~ # mkdir -p /usr/freebsd-dist/ [email protected]:~ # touch /usr/freebsd-dist/MANIFEST And then start again

bsdinstall MANIFEST

When installing FreeBSD from an ftp/http it may complain that MANIFEST file is missing, to solve the problem this could be dona Download the FreeBSD iso and unpack it into /tmp/iso: $ tar xf FreeBSD-11.1-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso /tmp/iso Start www in usr/freebsd-dist: $ cd /tmp/iso/usr/freebsd-dist $ www This will expose the files via web so that they could be fetched In the system where you want to install, fetch the MANIFEST file and save it in /usr/freebsd-dist/MANIFEST: