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Allow rails users to login via vsftpd

Posted by Jason Noble on 09/02/2008 in FreeBSD, pam, postgres, ruby on rails, vsftpd

So you’ve installed Ruby on Rails with Postgres, and now you want to allow your users to login to your server via FTP. First we need to install our FTP server. (In the config window, I left the defaults) Edit the vsftpd conf file. Create the vsftpd startup script. We also need to install the […]

 
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Installing Ruby on Rails in FreeBSD with Postgres

Posted by Jason Noble on 09/02/2008 in FreeBSD, postgres, ruby, ruby on rails

After setting up a minimal FreeBSD install, I want to get Ruby on Rails up and running. Let’s see what’s available in the ports tree. The ruby-gems port looks promising. Let’s install it. The install requires ruby to be installed, so it installs that for us (if it’s not currently installed). I enabled RDOC and […]

 
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Updating the ports tree in FreeBSD

Posted by Jason Noble on 09/02/2008 in cvsup, FreeBSD, ports

After setting up a minimal FreeBSD install, I want to update the ports tree to the latest available. FreeBSD provides a program to do this. It’s called cvsup (cvs update). To find the program, I search the ports tree. I want the cvsup without the gui, so I change into that directory and install it. […]

 
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Setting up a FreeBSD VM with Parallels under OS X Leopard

Posted by Jason Noble on 09/01/2008 in 10.5, FreeBSD, Leopard, OS X, Parallels

To read this post with screen shots, use one of the following links: HTML PDF PDF Zip My goal is to have a FreeBSD 7.0 based virtual machine running under Parallels on my OS X 10.5 Leopard iMac. Open Parallels and select File -> New As my server is just for local development, I didn’t […]

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