Howto integrating FreeBSD ports collection/turnning pfSense to standard FreeBSD



  • I have searched for this theme, but without success.

    I have installed pfsense on the hdd and I would like to install much more software than native pfsense packages supports.

    When I naively tried commands like pkg_info pkg_add -r … portsnap cvsup ..., everything failed.

    What to do ?

    How can I turn pfsense installation to FreeBSD standard installation with full FreeBSD ports collection support and don´t lose webgui pfsense, kernel pfsense and userland pfsense like scripts and so on.

    Please help me.



  • This is ablsolutely not supported but you might want to start this by using the developers edition. It has more tools and stuff that is not needed for a pure pfsense installation.



  • @hoba:

    This is ablsolutely not supported but you might want to start this by using the developers edition. It has more tools and stuff that is not needed for a pure pfsense installation.

    I don´t understand, it means developers edition has pkg_info, pkg_add … cvsup portsnap commands or not ? How can I start ?

    I only need ports collection support that´s all.



  • The developer iso has pkg_add, etc…



  • Even in 1.01 and prior versions I've been able to use pkg_add for nagios, nrpe, webmin, and squid.  What packages are you trying to add?  I realize that its not the same as installing from source but its still not bad.



  • @Justinw:

    Even in 1.01 and prior versions I've been able to use pkg_add for nagios, nrpe, webmin, and squid.  What packages are you trying to add?  I realize that its not the same as installing from source but its still not bad.

    I need a quagga package and more software, actually not package but port.
    Actually, I need full integration whole of the FreeBSD Ports Collection.  :P



  • @Stay:

    @Justinw:

    Even in 1.01 and prior versions I've been able to use pkg_add for nagios, nrpe, webmin, and squid.  What packages are you trying to add?  I realize that its not the same as installing from source but its still not bad.

    I need a quagga package and more software, actually not package but port.
    Actually, I need full integration whole of the FreeBSD Ports Collection.  :P

    I've done this before on my pfSense box. All you should have to do is execute the following command. This will install the ports collection from the FreeBSD mirror. Then do a pkg_add -r name

    fetch -o - "ftp://ftp1.us.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/ports/ports.tar.gz" | tar zxf - -C /usr


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