[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD 9-STABLE-20120524 snapshot now available!

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed May 30 12:16:44 PDT 2012


On 05/30/2012 14:00, Arthur Koziol wrote:
> Kris,
>
> As with the earlier May snapshot, the new x86 snapshot panics when I
> select 1, 2, or 3 from the boot screen. More or less the same error
> screen as was shown in my e-mail from 5/11/2012.
>
> Arthur
>
This is somewhat hard to debug. Sounds like a bug in FreeBSD, just need
figure out what change caused it. Maybe its the new GEM / KMS stuff?
What video hardware is on this box?

>> The next 20120525 snapshot in the PC-BSD 9-STABLE branch has just been
>> released for i386 and amd64 architectures.
>>
>> This snapshot provides both users and developers a means to test out new
>> features in the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 release. This snapshot may contain
>> buggy code and features, so users are encouraged to run it only on
>> non-critical systems.
>>
>> Changes since the previous Snapshot
>> -------------------------------------------------
>> * FreeBSD 9-STABLE from 05-20-2012
>> * Add support to "Warden" for using ZFS snapshots on jails. Now you may
>> create, remove, and rollback previous snapshots of a jail via the
>> command-line and GUI.
>> * New bottom panel and features in the AppCafe for installed
>> applications
>> * Updated the "pc-thinclient" command. Now you can run this utility to
>> convert your system into a PXE boot server. During the setup you will be
>> prompted if you want to create a remote desktop, or remote install
>> server.
>> * Added numerous fixes for i18n in our graphical utilities
>> * Added some safety checks to ZFS installs
>> * New! "About" GUI, displays information about system
>> * Added initial support for enabling 8021X authentication, still work in
>> progress
>> * Added LDAP / ADS support to installed samba packages
>> * Fixed a bug setting firewall rules to "block" causing an invalid
>> configuration file to be created
>> * Fixes for "rdesktop" utility missing some libraries
>> * Include new "Intel" video driver by default again
>>
>>
>> Highlights for the upcoming 9.1
>> -----------------------------------------
>>
>> * New system installer! Greatly simplified for desktop and server
>> installs.
>> * New "PC-BSD Server" installation option. Includes command-line
>> utilities like pbi-manager, warden, metapkgmanager and more.
>> * Support for ZFS mirror / raidz(1,2,3) during installation.
>> * Support for SWAP on ZFS, allowing entire disk ZFS installation.
>> * Support for setting additional ZFS data-set options, such as
>> compression, noexec, etc.
>> * Warden jail management integrated into system. Allows creating jails
>> via GUI, adding packages and other administration.
>> * First boot setup wizard allows OEM installs to be easily performed.
>> * New Bluetooth paring tray / GUI utilities.
>> * New AppCafe improvements and preferences
>> * Improvements to wifi utility
>> * Fixed bug causing untranslated strings to show up empty.
>> * Numerous bug-fixes to PC-BSD related utilities
>> * Support for creating PXE boot server for remote desktop and
>> installation.
>> * And much more!
>>
>> Errata
>> ---------------------------------------------
>>
>> * If you wish to update from 9.0 to this snapshot you may do so by
>> editing the /usr/local/share/pcbsd/pc-updatemanager/conf/sysupdate.conf
>> file and changing the PATCHSET: variable to "pcbsdtest".
>>
>> After changing this variable, you may run the updater utility, to
>> download a new update manager. Once this update manager is installed,
>> the online update to the snapshot will appear.
>>
>> Download
>> ---------------------------------------------
>> The DVD&  USB images are available via the PC-BSD mirrors. You may
>> select the mirror and files from the URL below:
>>
>> http://www.pcbsd.org/getmirrors.php?url=9-STABLE-20120524
>>
>>    
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