[PC-BSD Testing] v9.0 PBI (or Update) sharing..

N V VaNs9 at yandex.ru
Thu Nov 10 07:01:00 PST 2011


I suppose there is always an option to manually download&install the pbi. But yeah, it involves manual downloading which nearly eleminates the advantage and comfort of using the AppCafe.P

Regards,
Vans.

> > On 11/08/2011 02:17, Tigersharke . wrote:
> > 
> >> > Hello!
> >> >
> >> > This was recently mentioned on irc, and I am wondering how it
> >> > would be done, and whether it can be easily facilitated without a
> >> > great deal of setup on the users' part.
> >> >
> >> > Supposing there are two (or more) friends who each have their own
> >> > PC and use PC-BSD v9.0 but their internet connections are quite
> >> > slow. Therefore, when one friend obtains a cool PBI or updates
> >> > his system, they would like to be able to share the precious
> >> > downloads among themselves.
> >> >
> >> > With v8.2 PBI, each was a large self-contained file, and would be
> >> > easily shared as long as each system was the same architecture.
> >> >
> >> > When a v9.0 PBI is installed (via AppCafe) it seems to download
> >> > and disperse within the system and not leave any solid file that
> >> > could be transferred. Other considerations are that each system
> >> > may be unique and have differing dependencies.
> >> >
> >> > What I propose is something of an ad hoc repository- to allow the
> >> > sharing, among like machines, of installed PBI software.. with any
> >> > of this group of machines acting as the ad hoc repo. Of course, if
> >> > there is a simple way of doing this already, the method can be
> >> > documented..
> >> >
> >> > In a similar vein, it would be helpful in the poor bandwidth
> >> > situation described, to be able to share periodic system updates,
> >> > such as beta3 to rc1.
> >> >
> >> > Thank you for your time!
> > 
> > I'm not so sure how to do the system updates, aside from running a
> > local mirror, but with PBI's its easy to share with the "pbi_create
> > -b <pbiname>" command. The -b flag will take an already
> > installed PBI, and convert it back to a .pbi file, so you can
> > distribute it. (Note the new PBI file will NOT be digitally signed
> > for obvious reasons)
> > 
> > --
> > Kris Moore
> > PC-BSD Software
> > iXsystems



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