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  1. From Sun May 1 07:59:59 MST 2016
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  3. Date: May 1 07:59:59 MST 2016
  4. From: (Theo de Raadt)
  5. To: root
  6. Subject: Welcome to [LibertyBSD] 6.6!
  7. This message attempts to describe the most basic initial questions that a
  8. system administrator of a [LibertyBSD] box might have. You are urged to save
  9. this message for later reference.
  10. For more information on how to set up your [LibertyBSD] system, refer to the
  11. "afterboot" man page (i.e. after you exit the mail subsystem, type
  12. "man afterboot"). If you are not familiar with how to read man pages, type
  13. "man man" at a shell prompt and read the entire thing. Pay specific
  14. attention to the "man -k keyword" option, which will permit you to find the
  15. man page you are looking for more easily; for instance, "man -k ethernet".
  16. The GNU "info" subsystem is also installed with further documentation
  17. resources: to read info pages type "info". (The info subsystem behaves like
  18. the popular emacs editor.)
  19. Again, PLEASE READ THE MANUAL PAGES. [OpenBSD] developers have spent countless
  20. hours improving them so that they are clear and precise.
  21. If you have installed the X11 file sets during the install process, you can
  22. find further information regarding configuration in the file /usr/X11R6/README.
  23. Several popular binary packages (pre-compiled applications) are available
  24. for [the supported architectures.]
  25. [...]
  26. Significant efforts were made to centralize all system configuration in the
  27. /etc directory. You should be able to find each of the configuration files
  28. you seek there, lightly documented. In particular, much of the configuration
  29. has been centralized in the file /etc/rc.conf. You should not need to ever
  30. edit the file /etc/rc. The files /etc/rc.securelevel and /etc/rc.local exist
  31. for this purpose; the first is run before the system has gone into secure
  32. mode; the second is run afterwards (if in doubt, add your tools to rc.local).
  33. [LibertyBSD] is free software. You can do with it as you like, subject to very few
  34. conditions (described at But free software isn't
  35. written without money. Network links, hardware costs, release engineering and
  36. testing work all take money and significant effort on the part of [those who
  37. have made OpenBSD, and, by doing so, LibertyBSD] what it is. [...]
  38. For information on how you can help, please see
  39. and visit to see a
  40. list of those who have donated money, equipment, or other resources to ensure
  41. OpenBSD continues.
  42. ------------------
  43. This message was written by Theo de Raadt, the founder and leader of OpenBSD.
  44. In order to prevent his statement being misrepresented, sections modified by
  45. LibertyBSD contributors are inside brackets.
  46. From Sun May 1 07:59:59 MST 2016
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  48. Date: May 1 07:59:59 MST 2016
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  51. Subject: Some Additional Notes
  52. LibertyBSD is an unofficial downstream of OpenBSD-- non-free firmware is
  53. removed, and references to non-free software have been removed.
  54. As such-- and I can't stress this enough-- don't go bothering OpenBSD
  55. developers, users, or anyone that has to do with OpenBSD about issues or
  56. bugs you encounter.
  57. Please don't waste their time.
  58. If you believe you have found a legitimate bug, make sure it can be
  59. reproduced in OpenBSD before reporting it to the people I told you not to
  60. bother.
  61. If you run into any issues, give us a holler at the #libertybsd Freenode
  62. channel or with the sendbug(1) utility. If it's a software freedom issue
  63. (I.E. you've found something non-compliant with the FSDG in LibertyBSD),
  64. it's probably best if you holler louder.
  65. If you'd like more information on Free Software or what the Free Software
  66. Distribution Guidelines (FSDG) entail, check the man pages free-software(7)
  67. and fsdg(7).
  68. If you'd like to support the brilliant hackers and contributors of OpenBSD
  69. as well as the project's development, please donate to the project or
  70. foundation. I urge you to donate as much as you would spend on a certain
  71. popular proprietary operating system.
  74. Now, run free! :)