FreeBSD to SuSE

Awhile back I tried out FreeBSD for a couple months. I was used to SuSE (which I’m back to) so I ran a few commands to make my environment a bit more familiar. If you are a recent convert, you can use this code too.

    whereis bash
    chsh  change shell to bash (used sysinstall to install bash)
    ln -s  /etc/periodic/weekly/310.locate /bin/updatedb (for locate)
    pw user mod chrissy -G wheel (for su to work)
         alternatively, I could have done this:
         edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config  add PermitRootLogin YES
         but I didnt.
    edit /etc/rc.conf add apache_enable="yes"
    edit .profile add PS1="\h:\w "
    edit .profile add alias dir="ls -la"

    made note that restart scripts are in here: /etc/rc.d/

Chrissy is a PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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3 comments on “FreeBSD to SuSE
  1. Derwood says:

    I’ve run FreeBSD for a few years now..I prefer it to Linux..
    I’ve even tried playing with a few Linux distributions recently, and I was mosly not impressed.. BSD just fits my needs better I guess..
    I can see a place for Linux though.. Enormous effort has gone into making it easier for new users to understand what’s going on..

  2. freebsd says:

    Nearly every one that tryied FreeBSD stood with FreeBSD. It’s much better than Linux for profesionnal use.

  3. Chrissy says:

    that is a silly statement.

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