Next 9.0 Snapshot is Available for Testing
Another release of the PC-BSD 9 snapshot is now available for download. This snapshot includes a bunch of bug-fixes to the GDM login manager, some new meta-pkgs, and fixes to the PBI command-line utilities.
This snapshot also includes CD images that install the LXDE desktop, as well as the USBFULL image which contains all the available desktops and meta-pkgs.
Since we’ve not begun adding 9.0 PBIs to Software Manager, some users have asked how they can get PBIs on 9, such as FireFox. This snapshot allows you to do so with a few easy command-line steps:
To view available PBIs for direct download:
# pbi_info –i
To install a PBI from the list as the superuser, such as FireFox:
# pbi_add –r firefox
To add a desktop icon for an application such as firefox, run this command as a regular user:
% pbi_icon add-desktop firefox-3.6.13-amd64
Currently there are only a few PBIs available for direct download via pbi_add and they are meant for testing purposes. However, the build servers are chugging away on other PBIs for 9, which you can manually download and install by double-clicking in the GUI, or by using the pbi_add command as root:
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