[PC-BSD Dev] PC-BSD 9.1 now available!

Ken Moore ken at pcbsd.org
Tue Dec 18 17:18:58 PST 2012

On 12/18/2012 19:22, Fabrizio Parrella wrote:
> Awesome !!
> Great Job.
> How to upgrade from a 9.0 ? 

The online update from PC-BSD 9.0 -> 9.1 should be made active soon. You 
should then be able to follow the prompts from the Update Manager to 
perform the upgrade.

> Have to do a new install or can it be done via the DVD GUI ? 

There is a new Installer GUI for PC-BSD 9.1 that allows for a OEM 
installation and simplifies the installation process even further than 
previously (although the advanced options are still there, you just have 
to click the "Customize" button on the desired configuration step to get 
to them).

While you are not required to re-install your system to move from 9.0 to 
9.1, I would recommend it if you are using ZFS. The new installer allows 
you to configure your ZFS setup quite a bit more than previously, with 
much more intelligent defaults for compression and such. There was also 
a recent change to now permit using a 4K sector size for the ZFS 
installation, resulting in a noticeable speed boost for large read/write 
operations (such as initial system installation, PBI installations, etc...).

> how about the PBIs ? will have to wait for new ones to be released for 
> 9.1 or will the ones created for 9.0 work also for 9.1 ?

All of the PBI's for 9.0 should work just fine for 9.1 (we have been 
using them in our testing without any issues). If you should run into 
any strange issues with a PBI on 9.1, please let of know about it!

> One more question, PROXY configuration via GUI that will change the 
> /etc/profile ? (currently on 9.0 it should, but it doesn't, plus lower 
> and upper case are required as some programs wants the lowercase other 
> wants to uppercase)
> HTTP_PROXY=proxy.domain.com:3128  <http://proxy.domain.com:3128>; export HTTP_PROXY
> HTTPS_PROXY=proxy.domain.com:3128  <http://proxy.domain.com:3128>; export HTTPS_PROXY
> NO_PROXY="localhost,,localaddress,.localdomain.com  <http://localdomain.com>"; export NO_PROXY
> http_proxy=proxy.domain.com:3128  <http://proxy.domain.com:3128>; export http_proxy
> https_proxy=proxy.domain.com:3128  <http://proxy.domain.com:3128>; export https_proxy
> no_proxy="localhost,,localaddress,.localdomain.com  <http://localdomain.com>"; export no_proxy

There have been a number of bug-fixes to the network configuration 
utility for 9.1, especially with regards to proxy configurations. So I 
cannot say for certain, but this might have been corrected. If not, 
please let us know!

> Thank you very much to all of you for your hard work
> Fabry
> On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 6:03 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org 
> <mailto:kris at pcbsd.org>> wrote:
>     The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce that version 9.1 is now
>     available! This release includes many exciting new features and
>     enhancements, such as a vastly improved system installer, ZFS
>     "Boot Environment" support, TrueOS (A FreeBSD based server with
>     additional power-user utilities), and much more!
>     Download it now
>     -----------------------------------------
>     DVD, USB and Virtual Machine disk images are now available via the PC-BSD mirrors. You may select the mirror and files from the link below:
>     http://www.pcbsd.org/en/download.html
>     Highlights for 9.1-Release
>     -----------------------------------------
>     * FreeBSD 9.1
>     * TrueOS! - A new server option with PC-BSD utilities such as the Warden available via the CLI.
>     * New system installer! Greatly simplified for desktop and server installs.
>     * Support for ZFS mirror / raidz(1,2,3) during installation.
>     * Support for SWAP on ZFS, allowing entire disk ZFS installation.
>     * Support for setting additional ZFS data-set options, such as compression, noexec, etc.
>     * Warden jail management integrated into system. Allows creating jails via GUI, adding packages and other administration.
>     * Support for Warden to create Linux Jails
>     * New "Sound Configuration GUI"
>     * New "Hardware compatibility" GUI
>     * First boot setup wizard allows OEM installs to be easily performed.
>     * New Bluetooth pairing tray / GUI utilities.
>     * New EasyPBI utility, allows building PBIs via a GUI interface
>     * New AppCafe improvements and preferences
>     * Improvements to wireless networking utilities
>     * Fixed bug causing untranslated strings to show up empty.
>     * Numerous bug-fixes to PC-BSD related utilities
>     * Support for creating PXE boot server for remote desktop and installation.
>     * ZFS beadm support
>     * Improved mirror auto-detection for roaming devices, such as laptops.
>     * And much more!
>     Get Involved
>     ---------------------------------------------
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>     -- 
>     Kris Moore
>     PC-BSD Software
>     iXsystems
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