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I have just installed FreeBSD6.3 . Now I created a user for that using adduser. After that all went wrong. Its asking username, Fullname and Uid. I gave the same (username i created) for the first two questions and left empty as it said for the third one.
I want to know whats all this?
Why should i give all the above details?
How can I set password for the user I created?
Can I use the root here as same as the root in normal Fedora.
Please say about the things mentioned above in detail.
Only the username is mandatory. You can skip the Fullname. If you skip the Uid, the next available number will be used.
If it didn't prompt for the password after this, type 'passwd username' to set the password.
Root is the same here as in Fedora. Just remember that you won't be able to su into root from your normal user account unless this user is present in the 'wheel' group.
Thanks arun for ur valuable suggestion. I have created an user and switched to it. Now in that particular user commands like yum, wget updateb are not working.
Please help in this topic
Again, read the handbook. yum is for rpm-based linux distros. FreeBSD uses ports (source-based installation) and packages (binaries, similar to yum).
There's detailed chapters for both, skim through them and use whichever you like.
You probably haven't installed wget and updatedb. Read the handbook and see how those can be installed.
Use fetch instead of wget. See manpages for fetch(1). If you really require some unique functionality of wget, install it from packages or ports.
updatedb is run by FreeBSD's periodic facility via the script /etc/periodic/weekly/310.locate. It will run weekly. If you require it to be run for a one-off situation, then you can run that script directly (as root).