[PC-BSD Testing] Rolling-Release and 9.2-BETA1 announcement!

Julian Elischer julian at freebsd.org
Fri Jul 26 03:00:06 PDT 2013

On 7/26/13 4:34 PM, Lars Engels wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 10:35:16AM -0400, Kris Moore wrote:
>> On 07/24/2013 00:39, Julian Elischer wrote:
>>> On 7/24/13 12:04 AM, Kris Moore wrote:
>>>> The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce that new images for PC-BSD
>>>> 9.1-RELEASE (Isotope Infusion) and PC-BSD 9-STABLE (Based upon
>>>> FreeBSD 9.2-BETA1) are now
>>>> available! These releases are among the first in our new
>>>> "Rolling-Release" model, and will allow you to easily keep your
>>>> system updated with bi-monthly package set updates along side your
>>>> regular PBI updates. In addition the images now include support for
>>>> creating and booting from ZFS boot-environments. Due to the nature
>>>> of implementing ZFS boot-environments, users on previous installs
>>>> of 9.1-RELEASE will need to perform a re-installation in order to
>>>> take advantage of these ZFS features. With the upcoming release of
>>>> 9.2, currently in BETA, existing users may opt to wait for its
>>>> release in order to migrate to the newer version. Many additional
>>>> new features are also listed in the notes below.
>>> how do I know the exact current revision of my 9.1 system and how do I
>>> select which I want it to upgrade to?
>> After you install one or the other, you can use the command
>> "pc-updatemanager branches" to see what branches are available, and then
>> "chbranch <tag>"  to switch to that revision.
> But this doesn't show me the branch I'm currently on.
that's what I want to find out
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