Upgrading from 9.0-RELEASE to 9-STABLE-20120505 Snapshot

A number of people have asked if they can upgrade from 9.0-RELEASE to the latest snapshot. Yes you can, if you carefully follow these instructions:

IMPORTANT: As with any pre-release, there can and will be bugs, so be sure to backup your data to a removable media or another system first.

As the superuser, grab and build the newest pc-updatemanager utility. This requires you to first install Development-Qt and Development-VCS packages from Control Panel -> System Manager -> System Packages -> Development.

# svn co svn://

# cd pc-updatemanager
# make install

Now edit /usr/local/share/pcbsd/pc-updatemanager/conf/sysupdate.conf:

Change PATCHSET: from pcbsd to pcbsdtest

Now you can scan for updates and you should see a system update to
9-STABLE-20120505 available. Let the update download as normal, then reboot. The system will reboot twice to update the kernel / world / packages, then you’ll be updated to the newer snapshot.

As with any snapshot, please report bugs to the testing mailing list so that we can work on fixing them.

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Written by dru. Posted in 9.1, testers

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Comments (8)

  • May 20, 2012 at 11:48 am |

    Thanks a lot Dru for this info. πŸ™‚

    • May 21, 2012 at 6:40 am |

      You’re welcome.

  • Willian
    May 26, 2012 at 6:56 pm |

    New snapshot 9-sSTABLE-20120524.

    I just wanted to notify that the 20120505 snapshot is only available in a few (and SLOW download rate) mirrors…

    Instead, there is this new snapshot “9-STABLE-20120524”

    • May 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm |

      Thanks Willian. πŸ™‚

  • Willian
    May 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm |

    Well, it’s not available through update manager yet…
    D0n’t know if i did the right thing, but i’ve emailed Kris Moore about this…
    I just hope he replies.

  • Willian
    May 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm |

    Just another thing: users trying to update to 20120505 will see the ‘File unavailable/No access’ error., when using the “pc-updatemanager” command line.

    Because it seems like all mirrors are being updated with 20120524.

    • June 11, 2012 at 9:56 am |

      Thanks for pointing this out. Kris has advised testers of this on the testing mailing list and has fixed it for the next snapshot.

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