Jan
23

PC-BSD 10.0-RC5 Now Available

The next PC-BSD 10.0-RELEASE-p4 image (based upon FreeBSD 10.0-RC5) is now available for download!

This will likely be our LAST RC before issuing the 10.0-FINAL release in a week or so. Please report any outstanding issues to our bug database.

*** NOTE to users of 10.0-RC4 or earlier ***

Due to an ABI change in FreeBSD between RC4 and RC5, you will need to re-install *all* packages and PBIs after updating  to RC5.

To update your packages, use the following command:

pkg-static upgrade –f

NOTE: This is best done immediately after the upgrade, before rebooting into RC5.

Once your desktop / server is updated, you can then update your PBIs via the “AppCafe” utility or using pbi_delete / pbi_add.

We are still finishing up a number of the newly-rebuilt RC5 PBIs, so if a particular application is not yet in the AppCafe, please check back in a day or two.

Disclaimer

This image is still a pre-release version of the upcoming 10.0-RELEASE. Use caution when deploying upon production systems.

Updating

Online updating to 10.0-RELEASE is now available for testing on 9.2-RELEASE systems. To get started, first ensure that your packages and world/kernel are up to date, and then follow these instructions:

http://​trac​.pcbsd​.org/​w​i​k​i​/​T​e​s​t​i​n​g​U​p​d​a​tes

After making this change, the “pc-updatemanager branches” command will show the new 10.0-RELEASE branch as available for updating.

10.0-RELEASE notable features

  • Includes FreeBSD 10.0-RC5
  • Updated KMS / AMD driver support
  • ISO file is a hybrid USB file, and can be “dd“ed to a USB media.
  • New text-based installer
  • New UEFI loader on installation media
  • Able to select between GRUB/BSD loaders during installation
  • New desktops! Gnome 3, Mate (Replaces Gnome2) and Cinnamon
  • And much more!
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Written by dru. Posted in 10.0, testers

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Comments (22)

  • sg1efc
    January 23, 2014 at 5:19 pm |

    Thanks for the update Dru. :)

  • giony
    January 23, 2014 at 6:09 pm |

    The images from http://​iso​.cdn​.pcbsd​.org/​10​.​0​-​R​E​L​E​A​S​E​/​a​m​d​64/ are from Jan 17th. Are these the RC5 isos? Or are those still uploading and will appear later on?

    • January 23, 2014 at 6:28 pm |

      They are the correct images. We always pre-test them first before announcing, and that usually takes at least a few days.

      • John
        January 23, 2014 at 7:33 pm |

        I know the p4 were for the RC4 so not sure why they say p4 if they are for RC5.

        • January 23, 2014 at 7:40 pm |

          Hmm, the announcement for RC4 doesn’t specify, but I’m pretty sure that was p2… You could ask on the testing mailing list for clarification.

          • John
            January 23, 2014 at 8:09 pm |

            In the previous week they announced RC4 and it was p4 at the time. I have a feeling that RC5 still needs to be uploaded. The p4 version had problems with hplip so hopefully this was fixed in RC5.

            • January 23, 2014 at 8:22 pm |

              It is possible that both were p4 (e.g. a patchset was not required). Either way, the images in the specified directory are RC5 (until RELEASE is uploaded and announced).

      • giony
        January 23, 2014 at 8:07 pm |

        ok, cool, thank you.

  • Pedro
    January 23, 2014 at 9:52 pm |

    Call me nostalgic …, but I would love to see CDE. (I know, there’s not yet a port)

  • January 24, 2014 at 4:20 am |

    […] PC-BSD 10.0-RC5 Now Available […]

  • […] Maiores detalhes podem ser conseguidos no blog do PC-BSD.  […]

  • […] For those of you waiting for PC-BSD 10 to become a reality, the wait is almost over.  The PC-BSD team announced last Thursday that the project is now in 10.0 Release Candidate 5 (p4), and is available for mass consumption.  There are a couple of important things to remember when upgrading to the latest RC.  Kris announced that all users upgrading from RC4 or previous versions, will unfortunately have to upgrade all of their packages and PBI’s due to a recent ABI change in FreeBSD.  For more information on how this will impact you and what you can do to have a smooth transition, please see the PC-BSD 10.0 RC5 release notes here. […]

  • fdsdf
    January 24, 2014 at 7:43 pm |

    Did you test it at all?

    FX8350, M5A99X, Gtx660Ti..
    During installation Xorg functioned.
    On freshly installed system it did not.

    Endless loop on first TTY telling that it’s detecting X setup or something along the lines.

    tried to start Xorg manually and got various errors from being unable to do something with mtrr to weird driver message..

    As it is, UNUSABLE “out of the Box”.

    • January 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm |

      Yup, lots of testing :-)

      Please create a bug report at trac​.pcbsd​.org and post the # here. Include your system specs. It would also be useful to restart the installer, go through the config settings and at the very last screen, save your config to the USB stick, and include that file.

  • fdsdf
    January 24, 2014 at 9:10 pm |

    I spent half a day trying to “coach” the system..But I am no guru and eventually gave up.

  • fdsdf
    January 24, 2014 at 9:13 pm |

    fuck it needs registering…

    lsdev output, give or take.

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port B) (rev 02)
    00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port B)
    00:03.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port C)
    00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port D)
    00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port E)
    00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port F)
    00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port G)
    00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 40)
    00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
    00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
    00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
    00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
    00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
    00:16.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:16.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 0
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 1
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 2
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 3
    00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 4
    00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 5
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 [GeForce GTX 660 Ti] (rev a1)
    01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 HDMI Audio Controller (rev a1)
    02:00.0 RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2108 [Liberator] (rev 05)
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 09)
    04:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller
    05:00.0 SATA controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1062 Serial ATA Controller (rev 01)
    06:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller

  • Gnome3user
    January 25, 2014 at 11:32 am |

    I would like to see gnome3 purely and supported in the final pcbsd 10 release as in fedora 20.

    Thank you for your hard work.

    • January 27, 2014 at 6:13 am |

      GNOME3 is included but is placed in the “unsupported” section simply because it requires 3d acceleration and not all users will meet that hardware requirement.

  • bezerk
    January 25, 2014 at 4:47 pm |

    64bit RC5 hangs at boot in Vbox 4.3.6 after the line “em0: link state changed to UP” no matter which of the 3 install choices I take. ISO md5 is verified.
    Settings: Vbox host is a Win7 Home Prem 64bit w 16 GB DDR3. Then FreeBSD 64b guest with 1315MB RAM, 2 CPU, VTx&nestedpaging, ICH9, 2 2xAHCI (ICH8M), NAT:82543GC (hangs even w/o any NIC at all)

    • January 27, 2014 at 6:12 am |

      Is this before or after the install?

      • bezerk
        January 27, 2014 at 7:56 am |

        It’s during install time. Something in latest Vbox does not go well together with RC5.
        However I’ve now installed successfully on a 2007 desktop PC using a Samsung 830 SSD (128GB) as boot drive (ZFS) and then two mirrored 2TB hard drives (ZFS). Here some of my very first impressions

        A. INSTALL TIME (using the GUI install):
        * First GUI window seen : It’s nearly impossible to read the icon explaining text (at bottom of window) while having black text on a very dark blue background! How did such a classic neophyte mistake pass the GUI QA?
        * Mouse too low sensitivy — have to move it very long distances for the mouse cursor to travel anywhere
        * * For those using static IP,DNS,gw — why is the network device disabled as default when entering the Configure window? Also let user set IP, netmask
        (autofill?!), DNS servers and gateway in *one* single (non-tabbed) window thus minimizing mouse clicking etc
        * The “System Package Config” window should be maximezable i.e. able to cover the whole screen area to avoid scrolling needs

        B. POST-INSTALL (XFCE chosen):
        * For those using static IP,DNS,gw — the values set during install is vanished when first booting an installed
        * how to check ZFS mounts incl SWAP have SSD Trim (auto mounted)? There’s no info in /etc/fstab.
        * Mouse default has too low sensitivy — I have to move it very long distances for the mouse cursor to travel anywhere
        * The default colors in Terminal for Folders is dark blue on a black background — very hard to see!
        * The System Disk Capacity appl does not remember any user-set non-default window size (or window position)

        #######

        Presently I’m trying to get suspend to ram (ACPI S3) working — it’s extremely vital for this (backup) home NAS install…

        • January 28, 2014 at 7:35 am |

          Thanks for the feedback!

          Regarding TRIM, this has been the default for a while now.

          Regarding the UI elements, please create a report at trac​.pcbsd​.org so that they can be addressed.

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