as promised, i'm getting back to you on your offer to provide more freebsd-support
i've (successfully?) applied your tips to install aol-server (i get the welcome page as per the instructions).
however, when i set up a demo-server (a.k.a. birdnet) all i get on port 8000 is this:
command "ns_db" is not enabled
(procedure "db_bootstrap_set_db_type" line 72)
invoked from within
my guess is, that something with pgdriver went wrong. or perhaps, it has to do with this environment variable thing: the nsd-postgres startupscript in /usr/local/aolserver/bin supposedly sets
LD_LIBRARY_PATH to "/usr/local/pgsql/lib"
but somehow i recall reading, that this is not necessary under freebsd.
i feel that i'm really close to having my very first openacs site running!