Has anyone setup htop in pfsense environment?



  • There was a post in 2008 regarding this (yes I did a search as well):

    http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,7739.0.html

    The reply was a bit.. rude, not to mention the links provided were a bit like comparing apples to oranges (IMO).

    Looking at FreshPorts (http://www.freshports.org/net/ntop/)
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    To install the port: cd /usr/ports/net/ntop/ && make install clean
    To add the package: pkg_add -r ntop

    Apparently for htop to work in FreeBSD some sort of linux "port" software (not included in our 7.2 distro) needs to be run.

    Has anyone else got this (very handy tool) to run?  I don't really want a FULL distro install and dump over a lot of stuff to get it working, but if a few things need to be "pkg_add'ed" or done - I would be happy to do them.

    Thanks!



  • Basically you can do everything on a pfSense you could do on a FreeBSD.

    So if this package needs the linux compatibility, you need to install that first.
    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/linuxemu.html

    This is not officially supported, you're on your own.

    (If you think Cry Havok was rude… Sometimes it's very hard not to be rude if the same questions are asked over and over and over again ;) )



  • @GruensFroeschli:

    Basically you can do everything on a pfSense you could do on a FreeBSD.

    So if this package needs the linux compatibility, you need to install that first.
    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/linuxemu.html

    Thanks - will give it a try.  Most of the documentation out there concerning htop is assuming you have a full FreeBSD install, which of course makes things a bit more difficult.

    @GruensFroeschli:

    This is not officially supported, you're on your own.

    Of course - as always. ;-)

    @GruensFroeschli:

    (If you think Cry Havok was rude… Sometimes it's very hard not to be rude if the same questions are asked over and over and over again ;) )

    I agree, but if someone who comes in (new to pfsense/BSD) and searches for the information and doesn't find any information in a FAQ or posted someplace, how would that be considered the "same question"?

    True some of Cry Havok's  links contained pertinent details on how OTHER specific software may be added - it didn't really apply to what the original post was asking.  Seems because the need for "linux compatibility" mode stuff makes it a bit more challenging.

    Appreciate the help - will look more into the compatibility mode stuff.  First time I have ever heard of it, as I haven't been using BSD much since about '97.



  • Ah well - after spending a few hours, just not gonna happen.

    Not really worth installing a full BSD install to copy over the right libs/etc….

    There wasn't anyway I could see to do it any other way.



  • You could install the developers version which has most of the tools a stock FreeBSD has.
    Basically: everything strapped away in the pfSense version is still there in the developers version.



  • @GruensFroeschli:

    You could install the developers version which has most of the tools a stock FreeBSD has.
    Basically: everything strapped away in the pfSense version is still there in the developers version.

    Thanks for the info - wasn't aware of that.  Definitely a lot easier than trying to cobble together a working OS from a full disk install to the pared down firewall edition.


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