JetPack reports error 500 when activated on FreeBSD 11

If JetPack reports error 500 when activated and seams to work (reports XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only.) then try installing security/php72-filter and textproc/php72-ctype (replacing 72 with the version you are using).

FreeBSD: Setting a user’s locale and charset via a login class.

One way to set a user’s locale and charset is to:

  1. create a new login class,
  2. set the login class’s locale and
  3. set the user’s login class as the newly created class.

Example: Setting petur‘s locale and charset to en_GB.UTF-8 and UTF-8, respectivly.

Append the following to /etc/login.conf

danishKeyboard|Users with a Danish Keyboard:\

Update the capability database by executing cap_mkdb /etc/login.conf.

Set danishKeyboard as petur‘s login class by executing pw user mod petur -L danishKeyboard.

Finally, log in as petur and confirm that the locale has been correctly set as well as that the console correctly displays UTF8 characters.

Mapping Caps Lock to ESC in XFCE

I prefer the Caps Lock key over ESC because the travel to that key is shorter.

To map Caps Lock to ESC add the following to a script and ensure it executes shortly after logging into X.

/usr/local/bin/xmodmap -e "clear Lock"
/usr/local/bin/xmodmap -e "keysym Caps_Lock = Escape"

In my case, I use XFCE so I auto start it by adding /home/<user>/bin/ under Settings -> Session and Startup -> Application Autostart -> Add -> Command.

Installing BitBucket on FreeBSD 11.1

Step by step instructions on installing BitBucket on FreeBSD 11.1.

Install OpenJDK

pkg install openjdk8

Mount filesystems on boot

Add the two following lines to /etc/fstab:

fdesc   /dev/fd         fdescfs         rw      0       0
proc    /proc           procfs          rw      0       0
Mount the two filesystems so you don’t have to reboot.
mount -t fdescfs fdesc /dev/fd
mount -t procfs proc /proc

Install Perl

pkg install perl5

Install Git

pkg install git

Install bash

pkg install bash
cd /bin
ln -s /usr/local/bin/bash

Install PostgreSQL

pkg install postgresql96-server
echo 'postgresql_enable="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postgresql initdb
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postgresql start

Configure PostgreSQL

su - postgres
createuser -sdrP dba
CREATEROLE bitbucketuser WITHLOGIN PASSWORD'foobar'VALID UNTIL 'infinity';

Create a user for BitBucket

adduser #default values for all but Shell; set bash as the shell.

Install BitBucket

Download bitbucket from Atlassian’s website. Thoose the “TAR.GZ Archive” version.
tar xzf atlassian-bitbucket-5.8.1.tar.gz -C /usr/local
cd /usr/local
mv atlassian-bitbucket-5.8.1/ bitbucket
chown -R bitbucket:bitbucket bitbucket
cd /usr/local/etc
mkdir bitbucket
chown -R bitbucket:bitbucket bitbucket
su - bitbucket
Edit bitbucket’s .profile file:
  • Add and export JAVA_HOME.
  • Append JAVA_HOME/bin to PATH (uncomment PATH if commented out)
  • Add BITBUCKET_HOME=/usr/local/etc/bitbucket; export BITBUCKET_HOME 

Start BitBucket

cd /usr/local/bitbucket/bin

Validating /etc/crontab

cron parses crontab every minute. In order to check crontab for syntax errors, check the logs output:

sleep 60; grep crontab /var/log/syslog | tail