[PC-BSD Testing] today's notes

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Oct 12 09:36:56 PDT 2009

On Mon, 12 Oct 2009, Dru Lavigne wrote:

> Is there a way for users who change their mind after the install to install PBIs from the installation DVD? e.g. downloading a large pbi
> like OO or amarok over the Internet may not be a desired option

There isn't some fancy GUI for it, however its easy to do so, just pop the DVD into the drive, browse to the PBI or extras/ folder
on it, and click on the PBI file you want to install :)

Currently the alphas don't have any extra PBIs on the DVD, but that'll change soon, since our build server is going through
and making the 8.0 ones now.

> Utilities -> Encryption Tools does not open kgpg

Humm, testing on the latest alpha here, amd64, and it opens / runs just fine.

> kgpg -> Help-> View GnuPG Manual fails as it can't find gpg man page.

Also, this is present on my alpha here...

Can you give these two another shot after the next alpha release?

> Ark is funky when you add a file to a new archive. e.g when I add ~dru/somefile, there are 4 unnamed folders in the tree above /home.

I see that here as well, sounds like its this bug here?


I commented on it as well :)

> Ark: when you create a new archive and select tar (compressed) format, it is unable to determine the archive type. The intended format is
> either broken or it is redundant and needs to be removed

Humm, what steps are taken to repeat this? I was able to create a tar compressed archive here, and it seems to work, I end up with

> is KNetAttach installed? (shows in Internet -> Network Folder Wizard menu) but I can't locate binary and clicking in kickoff menu does
> nothing

Works4me! Are you sure the install finished properly? Maybe some of the files didn't get copied to disk :(

The old installer isn't doing any error checking right now to confirm that all files got copied properly, so
its possible something didn't get brought over. The new installer will be reporting errors during the install now.

> Cheers,
> Dru
> !DSPAM:1,4ad27fae15319102050674!

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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