[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD -STABLE (9.2-BETA2) Images available

Lars Engels lars.engels at 0x20.net
Sun Aug 18 23:53:23 PDT 2013

On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 04:24:04PM +0200, Lars Engels wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 10:55:22AM -0400, Kris Moore wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > The latest PC-BSD 9-STABLE (Based upon FreeBSD 9.2-BETA2) images are
> > now online! These images contain a number of bug fixes to the PC-BSD
> > tool-chain, along with a number of improvements to installation. We
> > will begin rolling 9.2-RELEASE images shortly, so please report any
> > bugs / issues found in this most recent -STABLE. 
> > 
> > 
> > Download it now
> So I did and here are my findings / suggestions:
> - When a different language than English is selected, the change is not
>   made in GDM, so I had to change the language and keyboard settings
>   there again. It might also be useful if the language settings were
>   also set automatically in the first run wizard. 
> - In the first run wizard when you create a user the order of the fields
>   is "Full Name" "Username". In the PC-BSD User Manager it's the other
>   way around.
> - In KDE, the icons for the AppCafe and PC-BSD System Settings have the
>   red bubble with the exclamation mark on them. That was already fixed
>   some time ago, but it's back again.
> - IMHO when you click the "Install Now!" button in AppCafe there should
>   be a "are you sure?" question before the actual download starts.
> - Downloading System Sources does not work:
>   When I click the button to download, a new window appears with title
>   set to "Portsnap progress" text "Downloding FreeBSD sources" and after
>   one or two seconds "Finished!", but /usr/src is still empty.
> - Downloading Ports Tree works, but it does not show any progress during
>   the download. Would that be possible to implement?
> - pc-grubcfg does not start:
>   GLib (gthread-posix.c): Unexpected error from C library druing
>   'pthread_mutex_lock': Operation not permitted. Aborting.
>   Abort trap
> - In the warden config, shouldn't the temp dir point to /tmp or /var/tmp
>   by default instead of /usr/jails?
> - Installing a Debian Linux Jail with the warden does not work: the
>   download script exits because iso.cdn.pcbsd.org cannot be resolved.
> - Though I set the Warden temp dir to /tmp, aria tries to download to
>   /usr/jails/.download/base.txz
> I think that's it for now, apart from the things I listed, it's a very
> nice installation. :-)
> The installation itself went smoothly

Any feedback on this?
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