Run UltraEdit on FreeBSD
Note: This power tip was written and submitted by a user. While IDM is happy to make this guide available to all of our users,we cannot officially support issues in arising out of running UltraEdit on FreeBSD. Special thanks to Rick M for providing this tutorial!
Historically, it hasn’t been that easy to run UltraEdit seamlessly on FreeBSD, but with recent versions, all features (including FTP/SFTP) can be enabled. From experience, it seems to perform equally fast on FreeBSD as on Linux or Windows.
FreeBSD version: 10.2 (current stable, 64-bit)
Desktop: KDE (although it would most likely work well for any standard desktop)
1. Prepare your FreeBSD workstation for Linux compatibility:
- pkg install linux-c6-base
- pkg install linux-c6-xorg-libs
If for some reason these libraries aren’t added as dependencies, install them too:
- pkg install linux-c6-libssh2
- pkg install linux-c6-openssl
- pkg install linux-c6-openssl-compat
Add to /etc/rc.con:
Add to /boot/loader.con:
Add to /etc/fstab:
linprocfs /compat/linux/proc linprocfs rw 0 0
2. Reboot FreeBSD
3. Get the UltraEdit for Linux generic tar package (32-bit version)
You can download it here.
4. Unpack tar at any location of your choosing
For example, /home/joe_user/uex
5. Set up shell script
Make a small shell script: /home/joe_user/bin/uex with the contents:
(Don’t forget to chmod 755 /home/joe_user/bin/uex and run the rehash command if you are in tcsh)
6. Run UltraEdit
Execute uex & from the command line, or add a KDE menu entry pointing to /home/joe_user/bin/uex (you’ll even get the UltraEdit icon).
That should be all it takes! If you have any additional problems or comments, post on the forum topic for this here.