So I use freeNAS and noticed NextCloud was a plugin recommended for use, so I installed and all is fine, except I need to add a trusted domain for use outside my LAN, but cannot find the config file from within the jails of which FreeNAS installs the plugins.
Is there anyone that is familiar with this type of installation of NextCloud and can they advise.
Well I just use the terminal that free nas gives root@nextcloud_1. I then enter the command line above but get permission denied. So I just insert sudo jexec #csh into the command line? How would I then be able to access configuration php file?
The command give you a root shell in the jail from the “main” freenas system.
The # in the command should be exchanged with the jail ID number. You can get it by running
and read the output. Sudo is not neccesary if you run it as root. It should work, at least if you run freeNAS 9.10. I would recommend you to also try and get SSH to work on the freeNAS system. The terminal available from the webgui is a bit slow and buggy to use.
It sound very strange if you get permission denied if you run as root in the nextcloud jail. What permissions does the file have?
You need to add some extra commands before the path to the file. Otherwise it will try to run it (which you can’t, since the file is not executable). You will need to use a text editor. vi is included, but it is quite hard to use if you are new to it. Try to install nano, I find it more beginner friendly
Begin by updating the repository
pkg install nano
To install it. Confirm with y. Then when it is done, run
cp config.php config.php-backup
to create a backup in case you mess it up. If you want to, verify the backup file is there by running
and you will open the file. Edit and close the program with crtl+x, confirm with y again. If it works, remove the backup you created earlier.
Correct I am very new to this but I have had some experience very minimal though. I tried updating the repository but this is what I got. [root@freenas ~]# pkg update
Updating local repository catalogue…
pkg: file:///usr/ports/packages/meta.txz: No such file or directory
repository local has no meta file, using default settings
pkg: file:///usr/ports/packages/packagesite.txz: No such file or directory
Unable to update repository local
Hmm. I have never used plugins, they might not allow updates that way to not break them. Try to either just install nano directly, or worst case, try out vi. Change nano with vi when opening the file. Make sure you have a backup first though. If you are new to vi, you will mess it up, and not just once.
I typed in nano in the command line and it took me a new window called new buffer. I tried using vi /usr/pbi/nextcloud-amd64/www/nextcloud/config/config.php but it just created a new file. I am bit lost lol. I am running a freenas os in a virtual box on windows 10.
From where are you trying to access the file with that command? If nano creates a new file (or buffer as it will be called), it did not find the file (or you did not specify one). It needs to be run from within the nextcloud jail. If you have done that, try to navigate down the folder tree one level at a time. Use cd to change directory.
Make sure you are in the right jail. The prompt should say root@nextcloud_1
Start going down the directory tree one step at a time to see where the command above fails. Use cd and “tab” to autocomplete. Start writing a directory name and hit tab, it will auto-complete the directory/file name for you
cd /usr/ cd pbi/
etc until you are in the config folder and find the config file. You can look what files/directories there after each step with ls -l. When you have found the config file, make a backup and then run. I really want to stress the backup part. If you mess it up (which is easy) without one, you will have to reinstall or rollback the entire jail if you can’t figure out what you did wrong. Back it up with
cp config.php config.php-backup
after you have found it. Then open it with nano
and edit the file. If you still have trouble, try searching for it or consider using the freeNAS forums. They are more knowledgeable about the freeNAS system and might help you to more specifically locate the file for you