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A popular OpenSource Unix operating system, derived from the original Bell Labs Unix - see http://www.freebsd.org and MeatBall:FreeBSD for more information, not to mention Main.FreeBSD (which I hadn't noticed smile ).

-- RichardDonkin - 13 Jan 2002

I've just submitted to the FreeBSD team a new ports skeleton for TWiki. With any luck, TWiki will soon be part of the FreeBSD ports collection, making it dead easy for any FreeBSD user to get a TWiki installation up and running in just a few minutes.

You can see the progress of the PR here: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=49000

More information on what the ports collection is (and why it's so good) is available at: http://www.freebsd.org/ports/

-- JustinHawkins - 07 Mar 2003

Good to see this! The Ports system is very nice, though I haven't done much with FreeBSD. You might want to look at TWikiOnDebian, as I think some of the packaging issues may be quite similar - probably there should be a TWikiPackaging topic that discusses the common issues around packaging TWiki as a (TWikiOnRedHat) RPM, Debian .deb, FreeBSD port, (TWikiOnSolaris) pkgadd package, NetBSD port, MacOS X package, etc.

TWikiUnixInstaller and even WindowsInstallCookbook (done in a Unixy way through CygWin) cover some of the same installation/packaging type issues.

ModPerlUnix would also be worth a look in longer term, particularly if mod_perl is covered by FreeBSD's Apache port.

This discussion probably belongs in TWikiOnFreeBSD by the way, feel free to move it there and create a link. Also, Google:twiki+freebsd should have some relevant info.

Is a ports package usable by non-root users? FreeBSD is quite popular for TWikiOnWebHostingSites where users don't usually have root.

-- RichardDonkin - 08 Mar 2003

Well, it's just been accepted and committed into the FreeBSD ports tree.

More detail on how it works is available at TWikiOnFreeBSD.

I beleive the ports can be used to some extent by non-root users, however this is not something I've played with at this stage.

-- JustinHawkins - 05 Apr 2003

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