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Manual install for FreeBSD
Manual install for FreeBSD

Check out this article to find out how you can manually install the dependencies to run properly on FreeBSD

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Written by Brent Sanders
Updated over a week ago

In order to run properly on FreeBSD OS we need to manually install the dependencies and make some minor additional changes.

  1. Create an empty file at the location /etc/os-release so the 'cat' command won't fail.

sudo touch /etc/os-release

2) symlink 'python2' to 'python', assuming that is the path to your python2 binary. You can verify with "which python2"
sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/python2 /usr/local/bin/python

3) Install Python PIP
curl --silent --show-error --retry 5 | sudo python

4) Install the necessary Python PIP packages
sudo pip install awscli
sudo pip install certifi
sudo pip install colorama
sudo pip install python-dateutil

5) Change the shell of the user you are using (freebsd in this example) to /bin/sh instead of /bin/tcsh
chsh -s /bin/sh freebsd

6) For file backups we need to use GNU Tar instead of BSD Tar and symlink it.
sudo pkg install gtar
sudo ln -sf /usr/local/bin/gtar /usr/bin/tar 


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