FreeSBIE 2.0-BETA (EW) Available!

Matteo Riondato matteo at
Sat Nov 11 12:01:19 CET 2006

        after FreeSBIE GMV and FreeSBIE LVC (2.0-PREBETA), a new ISO is
available from today. This is the third of a series of four ISO
images: GMV, LVC, EW, and CE, with CE being hopefully FreeSBIE 2.0.
The image being release today is EW, which is FreeSBIE 2.0-BETA.

The codename for this image is EW, which stands for "Eli Wallach", an
actor who played in "The good, the bad and the ugly" and in "The
Godfather: Part Three". Complete information about this actor at .

Unlike GMV and LVC, FreeSBIE 2.0-BETA is based on the RELENG_6 branch
of FreeBSD as it was on 20061008. Ports are based on the RELEASE_6_2_0

GMV and LVC were very appreciated and I received a lot of feedback and
bug reports. I want to thank everybody for this, since seeing my work
being used is what I want to get from it, apart from having fun and
learning.  Although all suggestion were included, FreeSBIE 2.0-BETA is
not perfect yet. It's BETA and it's not supposed to be perfect. A
known bug consists in the "freesbie" user not allowed to use ping(8).
The error is "Operation not permitted". This problem is confirmed but
I cannot find what originates it (any suggestion is much appreciated).
Another problem is the date after boot: it is set to Epoch. This is
still an issue in FreeSBIE-2.0-BETA but will be solved in future ISO

If you find anything that doesn't work, point it out to me by email,
using [FreeSBIE BETA] in the Subject. If you have any additional
software to suggest, feel free to send me an email saying:"Hey, I'd
like to see this software included". Please note that since the
installed software is taken from the RELEASE_6_2_0 branch of the
FreeBSD ports tree, it is possible that the latest version of the
software you want to include will not be available.

Remember to try FreeSBIE cheatcodes. At boot, press 2 and type "help
cheatcodes" to discover what cheatcodes are and how to use them.

FreeSBIE 2.0-BETA can be download from
{ftp, http}://

and the ISO image will be available from other mirrors of the FreeSBIE project

If you like BitTorrent:

The MD5 sum for the ISO image is:
MD5 (FreeSBIE-2.0-BETA-20061108.iso) = 557394314be2b5d50a8fe9f0a843cafa

A list of installed software follows. Please note that this is only the
list of the "main" packages and does not include their dependencies.

915resolution                   sysutils/915resolution
abiword                         editors/abiword
abiword-plugins                 editors/abiword-plugins
aircrack-ng                     net-mgmt/aircrack-ng
aMule                           net-p2p/amule2
arpwatch                        net-mgmt/arpwatch
bacula-client                   sysutils/bacula-client
bash                            shells/bash
bsd-airtools                    net-mgmt/bsd-airtools
beep-media-player-esound        multimedia/beep-media-player
bmp-scrobbler                   audio/bmp-scrobbler
bmp-faad2                       audio/bmp-faad
bmp-crossfade                   audio/bmp-crossfade
bmp-wma                         audio/bmp-wma
bmpx                            multimedia/bmpx
buffer                          misc/buffer
bvi                             editors/bvi
cabextract                      archivers/cabextract
cdrtools                        sysutils/cdrtools
chillispot                      net-mgmt/chillispot
chkrootkit                      security/chkrootkit
clamav                          security/clamav
conky                           sysutils/conky
cpdup                           sysutils/cpdup
cpuburn                         sysutils/cpuburn
crack                           security/crack
cups                            print/cups
curl                            ftp/curl
distcc                          devel/distcc
dns-proxy-tor                   security/dns-proxy-tor
e2fsprogs                       sysutils/e2fsprogs
easytag-devel                   audio/easytag-devel
ekiga                           net/ekiga
elinks                          www/elinks
eject                           sysutils/eject
emacs                           editors/emacs
etherape                        net-mgmt/etherape
ettercap-gtk2                   net-mgmt/ettercap
evince                          graphics/evince
fetchmail                       mail/fetchmail
firefox                         www/firefox
firewalk                        security/firewalk
fluxbox                         x11-wm/fluxbox
fping                           net/fping
freeradius                      net/freeradius
gaim                            net-im/gaim
gdesklets                       deskutils/gdesklets
gftp                            ftp/gftp
gimp                            graphics/gimp
gnuchess                        games/gnuchess
gnumeric                        math/gnumeric
gnupg                           security/gnupg
gphoto2                         graphics/gphoto2
gqview                          graphics/gqview
grdesktop                       net/grdesktop
gthumb                          graphics/gthumb
gtkpod                          audio/gtkpod
gv                              print/gv
healthd                         sysutils/healthd
hping                           net/hping
hydra                           security/hydra
i855vidctl                      sysutils/i855vidctl10
ike-scan                        security/ike-scan
ImageMagick                     graphics/ImageMagick
inkscape                        graphics/inkscape
irssi                           irc/irssi
john                            security/john
kismet                          net-mgmt/kismet
lighttpd                        www/lighttpd
magicpoint                      misc/magicpoint
mplayer                         multimedia/mplayer
mplayer-fonts                   multimedia/mplayer-fonts
mplayerplug-in                  www/mplayer-plugin
mutt                            mail/mutt
nagios                          net-mgmt/nagios
nagios-plugins                  net-mgmt/nagios-plugins
nano                            editors/nano
ngrep                           net/ngrep
nikto                           security/nikto
nmap                            security/nmap
nmapfe                          security/nmapfe
ntfsprogs                       sysutils/ntfsprogs
ntop                            net/ntop
obexapp                         comms/obexapp
openvpn                         security/openvpn
outguess                        security/outguess
pine                            mail/pine4
playmidi                        audio/playmidi
privoxy                         www/privoxy
progsreiserfs                   sysutils/progsreiserfs
pwd_unmkdb                      sysutils/pwd_unmkdb
p0f                             net-mgmt/p0f
rainbowcrack                    security/rainbowcrack
rkhunter                        security/rkhunter
rox                             x11-fm/rox-filer
rsync                           net/rsync
ruby                            lang/ruby18
ruby18-gems                     devel/ruby-gems
s3switch                        graphics/s3switch
samba                           net/samba3
screen                          sysutils/screen
scite-gtk2                      editors/scite
smartmontools                   sysutils/smartmontools
snort                           security/snort
sudo                            security/sudo
thunderbird                     mail/thunderbird
tightvnc                        net/tightvnc
tor-devel                       security/tor-devel
transmission-gtk2               net-p2p/transmission-gtk2
unicornscan                     security/unicornscan
unrar                           archivers/unrar
unzip                           archivers/unzip
vim-gtk2                        editors/vim
wget                            ftp/wget
wipe                            security/wipe
wireshark                       net/wireshark
wol                             net/wol
xbindkeys                       x11/xbindkeys
xbindkeys_config                x11/xbindkeys_config
xchat                           irc/xchat
xfce                            x11-wm/xfce4
xfce4-battery-plugin            sysutils/xfce4-battery-plugin
xfce4-mixer                     audio/xfce4-mixer
xfce4-netload-plugin            sysutils/xfce4-netload-plugin
xfce4-systemload-plugin         sysutils/xfce4-systemload-plugin
xfce4-xkb-plugin                deskutils/xfce4-xkb-plugin
xfsprogs                        sysutils/xfsprogs
xorg-clients                    x11/xorg-clients
xorg-fonts-100dpi               x11-fonts/xorg-fonts-100dpi
xorg-fonts-75dpi                x11-fonts/xorg-fonts-75dpi
xorg-fonts-encodings            x11-fonts/xorg-fonts-cyrillic
xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps          x11-fonts/xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps
xorg-fonts-truetype             x11-fonts/xorg-fonts-truetype
xorg-server                     x11-servers/xorg-server
xpdf                            graphics/xpdf
xsane                           graphics/xsane
xscreensaver-gnome              x11/xscreensaver-gnome
zebra                           net/zebra
zip                             archivers/zip
zsh                             shells/zsh

As said, any suggestion for other software to include is much

Side note: I'm in Milan for EuroBSDCon, so if you want to offer me a
beer, I'm here. If you want to insult me..well, I'm not here. :)

Matteo Riondato
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