[PC-BSD Testing] Updating from 9.0 -> 9-STABLE

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue May 15 10:15:04 PDT 2012


I've been asked by a number of people how to move their 9.0 system to
the new 9-STABLE snapshot. The following instructions will walk you
through the process. As with any pre-release though, there can and will
be bugs, so be sure to only do this after backing up your data.

To start, you will need to grab the newest pc-updatemanager utility:
(Requires that subversion be installed)

# svn co svn://svn.pcbsd.org/pcbsd/current/src-sh/pc-updatemanager
# cd pc-updatemanager
# make install

Now edit /usr/local/share/pcbsd/pc-updatemanager/conf/sysupdate.conf

Change PATCHSET: from "pcbsd" to "pcbsdtest"

Now you can scan for updates, and you should see a system update to
9-STABLE-20120505 available. Let the update
download as normal, then reboot. The system will reboot twice to update
the kernel / world / packages, then you'll be updated to the newer

As with any beta / alpha, please report bugs here so we can work on
fixing them :)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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