[PC-BSD Testing] Patch 7.0.1 Live!

Brodey Dover pcfxer at rogers.com
Tue Oct 21 18:32:17 PDT 2008


I still haven't had any issues with 1.5.1 32-bit PC-BSD. I reverted back 
because there is an issue with NM/iwi driver for poor performance and 
connectivity (lack of).

Sorry Rod, I can't reconcile with your experience.

Regards,
Brodey

Rod Clark wrote:
> Aaron wrote:
>   
>> I updated the PBI's this morning, including Openoffice.  Later I saw the
>> system update and did that.  After restart I have lost Openoffice from
>> the program list and is gone from installed PBI Software(KDE control module)
>> Tried the menu updating tool and it didn't find Openoffice either.
>> In the programs folder, it looks like Openoffice has been removed.
>>     
>
> Kris,
>
> That happened with the new OpenOffice 3.0 PBI for v1.5.1, too.
> So it's not specific to v7.
>
> After I manually downloaded it from pbidir.org, it installed
> normally by clicking on it in Konqueror. But something is screwy
> with the new OOo 3.0 PBI for v1.5.1. The first file I opened was
> a long .txt file. Writer insisted on opening it in Calc, not in
> Writer itself, and I could find no way around this.
>
> This PBI update didn't allow keeping my known good installation
> of 2.4.0 alongside the buggy new PBI. I uninstalled 3.0.0 and
> reinstalled 2.4.0, which read in the .txt file just fine.
>
> In the PBI system, it would be a welcome improvement to always
> allow the option of installing the new version without wiping
> out the current working version. Later, after the new version
> proves to be an improvement, it's easy enough to delete the old
> version at leisure with the Add/Remove Programs menu tool.
>
> PBI packagers need to step back a bit from trusting that their
> pet app is going to work flawlessly in a new release, and
> blithely proceed to destroy the old one. Some of these apps are
> barely alpha releases. And the basic idea of PBIs is to isolate
> people from inadvertently screwing up a working installation
> while upgrading.
>
> -rsc
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