FreeBSD Setup Journal

February 12, 2007

Over the next week or two at work I’ll be setting up a new Subversion server, using FreeBSD 6.2. I started playing with FreeBSD a few months ago almost by accident ((I was having problems running Linux under MS Virtual Server and thought FreeBSD might work better, but it turns out to just be Virtual Server’s (lack of) multi-platform support.)), but since then I’ve really grown to like it. Most of my *nix experience up until now has been with Debian and Ubuntu, but even though FreeBSD has some differences it has a very nice feel to it.

I’m certainly not a FreeBSD expert, but I’m sure I’ll learn a thing or two during the process. If I come across something useful, I’ll post it here; keep an eye out.

Marc Charbonneau is a mobile software engineer in Portland, OR. Want to reply to this article? Get in touch on Twitter @mbcharbonneau.