How to add Developer Tools to 2.0



  • Looking to compile some addons (hopefully i wont need to mess with the kernel) but how does one add developer tools to 2.0 ???


  • Netgate Administrator

    The easiest way to compile something for pfSense 2.0 is to do it on a FreeBSD 8.1 box. There is no easy way to add all the required tools to a pfSense install. I believe you can do it from a PC-BSD 8.1 live CD, though I've never tried it myself.

    Steve


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You'll never get a proper environment for compiling on the firewall, not without a lot of headaches and mess that really aren't worth it. Setup a FreeBSD 8.1 box or VM, compile there, and move things over. Much simpler that way, and it doesn't reduce the security of the firewall (unless you're installing a program that does :-)


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