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 try this: export DISTRIBUTIONS="kernel.txz base.txz" mkdir /usr/freebsd-dist export BSDINSTALL_DISTDIR="/usr/freebsd-dist/" export BSDINSTALL_DISTSITE="https://download.freebsd.org/ftp/releases/amd64/amd64/12.1-RELEASE/" bsdinstall distfetch cd /usr/freebsd-dist fetch https://download.freebsd.org/ftp/releases/amd64/amd64/12.1-RELEASE/MANIFEST Then run bsdinstall