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A few words

Using the ports system on BSD will compile packages with options of your choice, the compiling can take a long time so please be patient.

When you are presented with a choice of what to add/remove in a package you can use the SPACE bar to select/deselect, CURSOR keys to navigate up and down, TAB to jump from field to field, and ENTER to accept the choice where the cursor is located (Accept/Cancel) this you should already be familiar with if you have installed FreeBSD yourself.


  • You have a working installation of FreeBSD (or other BSD, just change paths as neccesary)
  • Your FreeBSD installation has access to the internet
  • You know how to use a shell
  • Your server has a FQDN and can be looked up by its DNS server or the FQDN is added to the hosts file, else apache won't run


  • You know how to upgrade ports packages


Install/Update Ports

If you don't have ports installed run the following command as root

# portsnap fetch extract

If you already have ports

# portsnap fetch update

Install Apache and MySQL

If you already have Apache and MySQL installed, skip this step.

I will not cover the installation of Apache and MySQL in details, this will be using default settings.

# cd /usr/ports/www/apache22
# make install

edit /usr/local/etc/httpd.conf and add the following to the addtype section

  AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
  AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps

Accept default settings, and wait til it finishes

# cd /usr/ports/databases/mysql51-server
# make install

add the following to /etc/rc.conf


Install SiT

Install SiT

# cd /usr/ports/www/sit/
# make install

This will install PHP5 and the required modules, and you can add the optional ones you require.

A copy of the screen text is added for reference


Create a database for SiT

Login to mysql using:
#> mysql -u root -p

mysql> create database sit;
mysql> create user 'sit'@'localhost' identified by 'yourpassword'
mysql> grant all privileges on sit.* to 'sit'@'localhost'

You will also need to configure Apache.  Consider adding the following
to your httpd.conf:

     Alias /sit "/usr/local/www/sit"

    <Directory "/usr/local/www/sit">
        AllowOverride all
        Allow from all

Then restart Apache: 'apachectl graceful'

Please visit 'http://<yourhost>/sit/' in a
web-browser and follow the configuration instructions.

Remove SiT

To remove SiT just run the commands as below

# cd /usr/ports/www/sit/
# make deinstall

# mysql -u root -p
# drop database <sitdatabase>;
# drop user '<situser>'@'<host>';
# exit

Fill out the blanks with your own info, usually <sitdatabase> = sit, <situser> = sit, <host> = localhost.

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