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PortOptsCLI - Accessibilty Ports Collection
The FreeBSD Operating System provides the Ports Collection to give users and administrators a simple way to install applications.
It is possible to configure a port before the building and installation.
The configuration consists of a set of lists: checklists to enable or disable an
option, radiolist to select at the most one option. Some list is mandatory, at
least one option has to be active.
FreeBSD 15 System Calls Table
A system call is the “tool” used by a software in the userspace to request a
“service” to the kernel. The FreeBSD Operating
System provides over 400 system calls. They are defined in
this file is processed by
syscall.h, and so on.
The FreeBSD Operating System provides the
Ports Collection to give users and
administrators a simple way to install applications.
It is possible to configure a port before the building
and installation. PortOptsCLI
(Port Options CLI) is an utility to customize ports options via a command line
The bsddialog project provides bsddialog
and libbsddialog, an utility and a library to build TUI dialogs and widgets.
The version 1.0 is out!
I’m back! The long medical treatment is over.
FreeBSD disable stereo sound
We have two ears, so we hear the world in stereo. Two ears give us a
sense of distance and direction.
Therefore, the FreeBSD Operating System
provides and enables multichannel audio by default, popularly referred
to as “surround sound”. Properly, by default only 2 channels are enabled:
“s16le:2.0, Stereo, 2 channels (left, right)”.
bsddialog 0.4 and LGPL-Free bsdinstall
The bsddialog project provides bsddialog and libbsddialog, an utility and a library to build TUI dialogs and widgets. The version 0.4 is out!
This release provides mainly new features and changes to integrate bsddialog
(utility) with scripts in FreeBSD BASE system.
Finally, it is possible to install FreeBSD using BSD-Like licensed tools/code
only (at least like a proof of concept).
FreeBSD first status report 2022
The FreeBSD 1q2022 status report is online!
My contribution is PortConfig, a new TUI utility to select port options:
The BSDDialog utility builds TUI dialogs
and widgets. This is the manual page, for an introduction and examples
LibBSDDialog provides an API to build TUI
dialogs and widgets to show messages, to get input and to inform about a
The libBSDDialog library provides an API
to build TUI dialogs and widgets. This is the manual page, for an introduction
and examples https://gitlab.com/alfix/bsddialog.
portconfig is an utility for the
FreeBSD Operating System to customize a
A short description is available, this post
is for the manual, refer to the project
README for a technical description.
BSDDialog is an utility to write a script
with a Text User Interface. It can build widgets/dialogs: to show messages,
to get input and to inform about a computation status.
The FreeBSD Operating Systems provides the Ports Collection to allow a simple way for users and administrators to install applications, to know more https://www.freebsd.org/ports/.
It is possible to configure a port before the building and installation,
is a well known TUI utility for the port options, unfortunately
dialog4ports depends on non-permissive open source software.
portconfig is a new utility to provide
the same features of dialog4ports, it and its dependecies
ncurses) are completely permissive.
ncurses is a library to write programs with a TUI, I used ncurses to implement MixerTUI and currently BSDDialog. The library is released under a permissive open source license so the FreeBSD Operating System provides it in BASE (and in PORTS devel/ncurses).
The following table lists the manuals linking to https://man.freebsd.org,
the ncurses project provides also some
tool but the table takes into
account only the API.