New PBIs: DesktopBSD Tools, Duplicity, TightVNC

The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager:

DesktopBSD Tools: a collection of applications designed to make life easier and increase productivity. Even inexperienced users can easily perform administrative tasks efficiently, such as configuring wireless networks, accessing USB storage devices or installing and upgrading software.

Duplicity: backs directories by producing encrypted tar-format volumes and uploading them to a remote or local file server. Because duplicity uses librsync, the incremental archives are space efficient and only record the parts of files that have changed since the last backup. Because duplicity uses GnuPG to encrypt and/or sign these archives, they will be safe from spying and/or modification by the server.

TightVNC: optimized to work over slow network connections such as low-speed modem links. While original VNC may be very slow when your connection is not fast enough, with TightVNC you can work remotely almost in real time in most environments. Besides bandwidth optimizations,TightVNC also includes many other improvements, optimizations and bugfixes over VNC. Note that TightVNC is free, cross-platform and compatible with the standard VNC.

Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating the PBIs and to dejamuse and bsdimp for requesting the PBIs.

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Comments (4)

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  • Joon
    November 5, 2010 at 11:21 am |

    Please let me know how to set up tightvnc server after installation. I tried on Konsole starting vncserver and gave passwd. But ‘Failed to connect to server’ error message when tried to connect. I removed firewall by ‘pfctl -d’

    • November 5, 2010 at 12:30 pm |

      I tried the 64 bit PBI (with the firewall disabled) and could connect to the local system with these commands (run as a regular user):

      vncserver (first time will ask for password, should give message indicating that display is pcbsd:1 though your hostname may vary)

      vncviewer (will prompt for server, type in what you saw above such as pcbsd:1, and password)

      • Joon
        November 6, 2010 at 11:23 pm |

        Thanks Dru.

        Connected !

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