[PC-BSD Testing] PBI's and re0

Tim McCormick tim at pcbsd.org
Mon May 26 05:50:41 PDT 2008

It is to be expected at the current stage of PCBSD7 that few, if any, 
PBIs will work. This is mainly due to changing platform from FreeBSD 6 
to FreeBSD 7, thereby breaking binary compatibility.

If you want to use PBIs you really ought to be using the latest 
*released* version of PC-BSD, PC-BSD 1.5.1.


Gary B. Corell wrote:
> Yall:
>  I thought my problem with PBIs  was just my own problem but apparently not.
> I have installed A05092008 and had problems with several of them most notably 
> firefox and thunderbird including the Linux one with the wine support. Like 
> Bill Leeper I got  a good many errors on most of the ones I tried and they 
> just wouldnt install. 
>  A couple of them however did install but give me funny responses which, 
> unfortunatly I havent captured yet to display here, but they do work. the 
> ones that have succeeded are Skype 2.0 and Putty 0.6. Opera 9 went in ok but 
> at first time to try after a boot up, it reported an error but it does work 
> ok now. so the list of successes is now 1. Opera, 2. putty, 3. Skype 2.0, & 
> 4. PDFedit.
>  One last thing on this subject, the add/remove programs did succeed in 
> removing the flakey PBIs with no problem.
>   From ports collection I have installed TeamSpeak2 client and several of the 
> KDE packages not otherwise installed at beginning. Thunderbird, seamonkey, 
> and firefox would not build from ports.
>  Before installing that Alpha I tried 05132008 but did not try the PBIs 
> because it would not start the re0 ethernet interface even after rebooting to 
> PCBSD 1.5 and even XP ( please dont hold that against me:). I also tried to 
> use sysinstall to start it and had rebooted several times before giving up on 
> it. What I forgot to do was to try to kldload the if_re0.ko module.
>  Gary B. Corell

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