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://svn.pcbsd.org/pcbsd/current/src-sh/pc-updatemanager
# 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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