[PC-BSD Testing] Very nice artwork on the new 9.1 and coming 9.2 CDN rolling release; Thanks for that and more

Hans Ruhe hansruhe1 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 02:03:22 PDT 2013

Hi Sam,

That is a good idea that there will be some statement about the updates.
Than we know were we stand.

Best regards,

2013/7/31 Sam Fourman Jr. <sfourman at gmail.com>

> So I still don't know how to find out what exact revision/branch my PCBSD
> is now at after random updates over the last 5 months. How can I find out?
> can we have an "about this pcbsd" entry soemwhere that reporst patch levels
> etc? and is it true I need to totally reinstall for 9.2?
> I also would like to know how to find out, what patch level you are at...
> honestly it would be GREAT to have this available from the command line...
> something that can be scripted...
> This rolling release thing is a GREAT idea... but at the same time we are
> NOT linux, so we need to have some sort of an idea where in time we stand,
> with whatever system we have running...
> So as I understand it, for the most part PC-BSD is just a superset of
> FreeBSD... so somehow we need to know 2 things...
> so we have a svn tag for FreeBSD, this tells us where in time we are at in
> relation to FreeBSD's svn tree...
> now PC-BSD uses git... we now need a way to find out where we sit in
> relation to PC-BSD's git tree...
> in theory these revision #'s should be easy to store someplace...
> and am I thinking correctly here? the long term vision is... PC-BSD is a
> port in the FreeBSD ports tree... so..
> You can install plain vanilla FreeBSD, then from a plain jane install:
> portsnap fetch extract && cd /usr/ports/PC-BSD && make install && reboot
> then bam you have a PC-BSD system with xorg, kde4 the wifi manager, the
> warden, the appcafe the whole works...
> can this happen in the future?
> Sam Fourman Jr.
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