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

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Wed May 30 12:51:14 PDT 2012


Yes, the other stuff was out of that early snapshot so something must 
not be playing together correctly.

In other news, the 64-bit version has been stuck at "Installing Meta 
Package: KDE-PIM" for the past 30 minutes on the System Installation 
screen. It's also saying "Running external command: umount $(FSMNT)/dev" 
while the DVD drive and disk churn away. Seems to be stuck or something. 
I'll let it sit for a while longer and report back if it completes.


> On 05/30/2012 15:26, Arthur Koziol wrote:
>> Kris,
>> Might be  a FreeBSD bug as 64-bit is installig just fine for me now.
>> This is a Dell Optiplex 960 with integrated Intel G45. How many x86
>> snapshots have you put out so far, 3 right? The initial one from late
>> Feb/early March (first snapshot with xorg 7.5.2) worked fine on x86
>> for me. Anything you want me to try?
>> Arthur
> Ok, that helps. Sounds like a FreeBSD issue then, if the 64bit stuff is
> working. That early snapshot was before I rolled in the GEM / KMS bits
> though, so it's possible that its still that patch causing the problem.
> I think what we'll have to do is wait for FreeBSD to roll their first
> 9.1 BETA, then retest, and file a PR at that point. The beta should have
> all the patches we use itegrated into the system, so at that point they
> can start to seriously debug it.
>>> 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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