PC-BSD 10.0.3 Quarterly Package Update Released

The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of the next PC-BSD quarterly package update, version 10.0.3!

This update includes a number of important bug-fixes, as well as newer packages and desktops. Packages such as Chromium 37.0.2062.94, Cinnamon 2.2.14, Lumina 0.6.2 and more. This release also includes a CD-sized ISO of TrueOS, for users who want to install a server without X. For more details and updating instructions, refer to the notes below.

We are already hard at work on the next major release of PC-BSD, 10.1 later this fall, which will include FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE under the hood. Users interested in following along with development should sign up for our Testing mailing list.

PC-BSD Notable Changes

* Cinnamon 2.2.14
* Chromium 37.0.2062.94
* NVIDIA Driver 340.24
* Lumina desktop 0.6.2-beta
* Pkg 1.3.7
* Various fixes to the Appcafe Qt UI
* Bugfixes to Warden / jail creation
* Fixed a bug with USB media not always being bootable
* Fixed several issues with Xorg setup
* Improved Boot-Environments to allow “beadm activate” to set default
* Support for jail “bulk” creation via Warden
* Fixes for relative ZFS dataset mount-point creation via Warden
* Support for full-disk (GELI) encryption without an unencrypted /boot partition


Along with our traditional PC-BSD DVD ISO image, we have also created a CD-sized ISO image of TrueOS, our server edition.

This is a text-based installer which includes FreeBSD 10.0-Release under the hood. It includes the following features:

* ZFS on Root installation
* Boot-Environment support
* Command-Line versions of PC-BSD utilities, such as Warden, Life-Preserver and more.
* Support for full-disk (GELI) encryption without an unencrypted /boot partition

We have some additional features also in the works for 10.1 and later, stay tuned this fall for more information.


Due to some changes with how pkgng works, it is recommended that all users update via the command-line using the following steps:

# pkg update -f
# pkg upgrade pkg
# pkg update -f
# pkg upgrade
# pc-extractoverlay ports
# reboot

PKGNG may need to re-install many of your packages to fix an issue with shared library version detection. If you run into issues doing this, or have conflicts, please open a bug report with the output of the above commands.

If you run into shared library issues running programs after upgrading, you may need to do a full-upgrade with the following:

# pkg upgrade -f

Getting media

10.0.3 DVD/USB media can be downloaded from this URL via HTTP or Torrent.

Reporting Bugs
Found a bug in 10.0.3? Please report it (with as much detail as possible) to our new RedMine Database.

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Comments (73)

  • ken
    September 8, 2014 at 10:46 am |

    When running the upgrade scripts above, the second one won’t run, as it is.

    # pkg upgrade pkg

    What additions are necessary and how should it read, for example;

    pkg upgrade pky -y

    etc etc ??


    * *

  • September 8, 2014 at 11:44 am |

    You can skip the second command if it doesn’t find any needed updates.

    • Bryan
      September 11, 2014 at 4:51 am |

      Shouldn’t that second command be pkg install pkg?

      • September 13, 2014 at 5:07 am |


  • September 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm |

    Sounds great! Wish you guys had better coverage on the west US coast…6 hours ETA for the ISO…that’s on a 10 Mb/s connection. :'(

  • […] Представлено третье квартальное обновление десктоп-ориентированной ОС PC-BSD 10.0, основанной на кодовой базе FreeBSD 10. Для загрузки подготовлен гибридный iso-образ (3.3 GB, только для amd64), подходящий для использования на DVD и USB-накопителях. […]

  • September 8, 2014 at 6:34 pm |

    Okay, finally got the ISO downloaded!

    Guys, trying Lumina for the first time and I am VERY encouraged! If PC-BSD can do for me what FreeBSD wasn’t able to, I might have found my new main OS!

    Thanks for all of your hard work. 😀

  • September 8, 2014 at 11:15 pm |

    Thank you for finally providing a .torrent file <3

    • September 10, 2014 at 5:52 pm |

      You’re welcome!

  • Lopez
    September 9, 2014 at 12:58 am |

    Before installing version 10.0.3, I would like to ask, if error that popped up during GRUB installation on slice has been fixed. Generally, I would like to know if option GRUB on slice already works. Thank you in advance!

  • Reuben
    September 9, 2014 at 9:48 am |

    This release removed the ability to boot the DVD using EFI it seems.

    • September 10, 2014 at 11:56 pm |

      This was intentional. Since we still couldn’t boot FreeBSD UEFI, Kris removed it for now since it caused some hybrid BIOS systems to fail USB booting. He may re-add it for 10.1, if we can boot FreeBSD with UEFI on
      that release.

  • September 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm |

    […] to allow ‘beadm activate’ to set default….” Read the rest of the release announcement for more information and upgrade […]

  • Peter
    September 9, 2014 at 11:18 pm |


    The Update/Upgrade went fine, no issues.

    But some of the described commands did not work, in the end these are the commands I used:

    # pkg update –f
    # pkg upgrade
    # pc-extractoverlay ports
    # reboot

  • zloty
    September 10, 2014 at 1:03 am |

    Hello 🙂

    I have a issue with kde.. not working logout and turn off option, when i update distro problem solved 😛

  • Joe
    September 10, 2014 at 4:56 am |

    After update and reboot, firefox and thunderbird–for instance–don’t start:

    ~% firefox
    XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/local/lib/firefox/
    Shared object “” not found, required by “”
    Couldn’t load XPCOM.
    ~% thunderbird
    XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/local/lib/thunderbird/
    Shared object “” not found, required by “”
    Couldn’t load XPCOM.

    # pkg upgrade –f

    Updating pcbsd-major repository catalogue…
    pkg-static: repository meta /var/db/pkg/pcbsd-major.meta has wrong version or wrong format
    Fetching meta.txz: 100% 1 KB 1.5k/s 00:01
    Fetching digests.txz: 100% 2 MB 186.4k/s 00:11
    Fetching packagesite.txz: 100% 5 MB 157.0k/s 00:34
    Processing new repository entries: 100%
    pcbsd-major repository update completed. 23579 packages processed:
    0 updated, 0 removed and 23579 added.
    pkg-static: –f is not installed, therefore upgrade is impossible
    pkg-static: No packages available to upgrade matching ‘–f’ have been found in the repositories

    How to resolve this?

    • Ken Moore
      September 10, 2014 at 5:53 am |

      Joe » The command is “pkg update -f”. After you have done the “update” command, then you do the “upgrade” command.

      • Joe
        September 10, 2014 at 6:09 am |

        # pkg update –f
        Usage: pkg update [-fq] [-r reponame]

        For more information, see ‘pkg help update’.

        Doesn’t work.

        • Ken Moore
          September 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm |

          Joe » Try running “pkg upgrade pkg” first then (skip step 1 and go to step 2). You might have an older version of pkg installed right now, and it need to be updated itself before it will do everything else properly.

          • Joe
            September 12, 2014 at 8:12 am |

            # pkg update -f
            # pkg upgrade pkg
            # pkg upgrade -f
            Upgrade exits at [829/989] Installing openjdk-7.65.17,1: 100%

            Problem persists.

          • Joe
            September 12, 2014 at 9:22 am |

            Gave it a another try after reboot.

            # pkg update –f
            # pkg upgrade pkg
            # pkg update –f
            # pkg upgrade
            This time upgrade exited at
            [357/478] Installing openjdk-7.65.17,1: 0%
            pkg-static: archive_read_extract(): Can’t create ‘/usr/local/openjdk7/ASSEMBLY_EXCEPTION’
            [357/478] Installing openjdk-7.65.17,1: 100%
            [357/478] Installing openjdk-7.65.17,1: 100%

            Does this all point to openjdk-7.65.17,1 being the problem?
            How to resolve this?

          • Joe
            September 18, 2014 at 2:41 am |

            Most of the applications are not loading because of missing dependencies. 10.0-RELEASE-p17. Something went wrong. Who knows how to resolve this?

            • September 19, 2014 at 6:08 am |

              Does running this command indicate that any pkgs still need upgrading?

              sudo pc-updatemanager pkgcheck

              • Joe
                September 19, 2014 at 4:11 pm |


                ~% sudo pc-updatemanager pkgcheck
                Updating pcbsd-major repository catalogue…
                pcbsd-major repository is up-to-date.
                All repositories are up-to-date.
                Updating pcbsd-major repository catalogue…
                pcbsd-major repository is up-to-date.
                All repositories are up-to-date.
                Checking integrity… done (0 conflicting)
                Your packages are up to date.
                pkg: linphone has a missing dependency: linphone-base
                pkg: chromium has a missing dependency: libevent
                Updating pcbsd-major repository catalogue…
                pcbsd-major repository is up-to-date.
                All repositories are up-to-date.
                Checking for upgrades (900 candidates)…
                Checking for upgrades (900 candidates)… done
                Checking integrity… done (2 conflicting)
                Checking integrity… done (0 conflicting)
                The following 478 packages will be affected (of 0 checked):[…]

                To start the upgrade run “/usr/local/bin/pc-updatemanager pkgupdate”[…]

                [352/478] Installing openjdk-7.65.17,1: 0%
                pkg: archive_read_extract(): Can’t create ‘/usr/local/openjdk7/ASSEMBLY_EXCEPTION’
                [352/478] Installing openjdk-7.65.17,1: 100%
                [352/478] Installing openjdk-7.65.17,1: 100%
                Nothing to do.
                Extracting desktop overlay data…DONE
                compat.linux.osrelease: 2.6.16 -> 2.6.16
                Installing GRUB to ada0
                Installing for i386-pc platform.
                Installation finished. No error reported.
                Failed updating…

                Platform is x86_64. Exited at openjdk-7.65.17,1–again. Problem persists.

                • September 22, 2014 at 4:47 am |

                  Delete that openjdk pkg and try again.

                  • Joe
                    September 22, 2014 at 1:16 pm |

                    Openjdk was not to be deleted by pkg command but in AppCafe under installed orphan packages only after first deleting Jitsi. The upgrade went OK. There is a fault with openjdk-7.65.17,1 because it cannot be installed after the upgrade either when installing Jitsi. Disappointment is Skype which does not load: ~% skype
                    exec: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ not found.

                  • Joe
                    September 25, 2014 at 9:05 am |

                    There also seems to be something wrong with pkg after the upgrade.
                    # pkg search jitsi
                    pkg: repository meta /var/db/pkg/pcbsd-major.meta has wrong version or wrong format
                    # pkg info pkg
                    Plus, AppCafe now takes very long to ramp up and to display the GUI.

                    • September 26, 2014 at 10:28 am |

                      That error sounds like a corrupt repo cache in pkgng.
                      To fix, remove /var/db/pkg/*.meta and /var/db/pkg/repo-pcbsd*

                      Then run “pkg update -f” to do a forcible fetch and extract of those repo
                      files. Afterwards it should begin working again.

                    • Joe
                      September 26, 2014 at 12:09 pm |

                      Afterwards, AppCafe ramped up as slowly as before. Tried installing Jitsi and failed: [3/4] Installing openjdk-7.65.17,1…
                      pkg-static: archive_read_extract(): Can’t create ‘/usr/local/openjdk7/ASSEMBLY_EXCEPTION’
                      [3/4] Installing openjdk-7.65.17,1… done
                      [3/4] Installing openjdk-7.65.17,1… done
                      ERROR: Failed installing: net-im/jitsi

                      Tried installation on command line. Response was quicker with the same result. However, this error disappeared: pkg: repository meta /var/db/pkg/pcbsd-major.meta has wrong version or wrong format

                    • October 7, 2014 at 3:23 pm |

                      Did you ever make any progress with this?

                    • Joe
                      October 10, 2014 at 10:34 am |

                      No progress.

                      Openjdk-7.65.17,1 installation error persists.

                      The pkg wrong version or wrong format error returned. My suspicion is that using AppCafe and pkg command line alternatively cause that.

                    • November 3, 2014 at 3:46 pm |

                      Let us know if RC2 fixes it or if the problem persists.

  • Robert
    September 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm |

    I’m a little scared of updates after watching 10.0.2 starting to hammer out pop-ups, so I ran 10.0 instead.
    To be safe (and this I can recommend others as well) I will first run a Ghost on my current 10.0 installation so if any major problems occurs with the update I can always go back to the system saved in the img file.
    The reason I’ll run this update at all is that I hope it will fix the issues with Skype not starting and unable to mount my second HDD (NTFS) in KDE.
    Any comments on this would be appreciated.

    • September 10, 2014 at 9:55 pm |

      Don’t forget that Boot Manager also creates a boot environment and adds it to the boot menu (much quicker!).

  • グレェ
    September 12, 2014 at 3:25 pm |

    How can I check if the updates applied successfully?

    The instructions on how to check my PC-BSD version listed here are no longer accurate:

    Excited to check out Lumina!

    • September 13, 2014 at 3:58 am |

      In Control Panel -> About, the “Version” should say 10.0.3.

      • グレェ
        September 13, 2014 at 3:57 pm |

        Thanks! 10.0.3 indeed, yay!

  • chuck
    September 12, 2014 at 9:20 pm |

    pc-bsd 10.0.3 install to ssd is now gone, why?

    • September 13, 2014 at 3:55 am |

      Because TRIM is on and atime=off (what that option did) is now the default on all installs.

      • Joe
        September 16, 2014 at 8:34 pm |

        But atime is rather important to Unix, lots of things break or behave funny (mutt) if atime is turned off.. that’s why Linux has relatime.

        With the plethora of PC-BSD quality control issues, it’s clear this system should be avoided.

        • September 17, 2014 at 6:08 am |

          It has been recommended to us by many people to disable atime by default on zfs. I will take a closer look today though, to see if it we should have it on for some specific datasets.

          • September 17, 2014 at 6:44 am |

            I looked, and the biggest user of atime is /var, which we have enabled atime for by default now. Remember, this is only a default, and users can enable / disable atime at will with “zfs set atime=on|off “.

            Do you have any other specific examples of programs which rely on atime support? In googling, I found that even many linux guides recommend turning off atime for /, for the same reasons we do, performance.

            Also, if you are running into any other QA issues, please let us know via the bug tracker so they can be addressed. Thanks!

            • Joe
              September 17, 2014 at 8:57 pm |

              Thanks for looking into it.

              It should be stated that disabling atime is a POSIX violation. Many applications depend on the stat.st_atime member to do portable lightweight file monitoring.. I know there are BSD/Linux extensions like kqueue(2), but, you should not break the system just to gain a tiny performance hit from minimizing I/O. I think all the early concerns for flash memory are a thing of the past, resolved in firmware.

              There are other problems, but I dislike the requirement to sign-up just to report bugs.

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  • yggdrasil
    September 13, 2014 at 9:30 am |

    How is the encrypted install without extra bootpool done exactly? I currently am trying to install FreeBSD in a VM with GELI encrypted root-on-ZFS, but due to the extra bootpool, beadm doesn’t work (even the patched version that is supposed to fix this). How did you do it?

    • September 15, 2014 at 10:14 am |

      The PC-BSD installer uses GELI version 5 (that grub supports) and just creates a single ZFS zpool on the disk (all on geli). “beadm” does not support multiple zpools, it expects everything to be on a single pool. During the install “grub-pcbsd” will detect if the system is using GELI, and load the appropriate modules in /boot/grub/grub.cfg.

  • […] PC-BSD 10.0.3. Sin apenas lanzamientos de interés en lo que a GNU/Linux respecta, nos quedamos por esta vez con lo nuevo de la versión amigable de BSD, que viene con novedades interesantes, como el Lumina Desktop o Cinnamon como entornos de escritorio. Más información, en el anuncio oficial. […]

  • Suvro
    September 13, 2014 at 4:16 pm |

    Any issues w/ updating using Update Manager?

    Also, some questions:

    1. Will Chromium 37 fix the issue that I see while watching YouTube videos – the sound is fine, but the video is very choppy. It’s a bit different on FireFox, where Flash is used

    2. Any new WiFi support?

    3. Is App Cafe more stable, or does it still crash frequently?

    • Joe
      September 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm |


      The PC-BSD team follows FreeBSD releases, kernel fixes are essentially stability/security only.

      No new drivers or features, sad really, because FreeBSD 10’s radeon KMS support is broken on my old AMD laptop. In this particular case though, a newer kernel wouldn’t help me.. because few changes seem to be happening in the DRM/KMS code, unlike OpenBSD which is merging stuff in from Ubuntu’s stable 3.8 kernel and upstream.

      • Suvro
        September 18, 2014 at 2:03 pm |

        Thanks. The way I see it, some drivers, such as WiFi drivers, would be more needed by PC-BSD than FreeBSD. I have my laptop tied to the router b’cos of the lack of WiFi support. The model? A Dell Inspiron 17.

        App Cafe seems a bit more stable since I did the upgrade. The video seems to have improved under the new Chromium version.

      • Suvro
        October 18, 2014 at 9:44 pm |

        Wanted to ask – does FreeBSD/PC-BSD not support Centrino WiFi chipsets? One would think that would be one of the first targets for support. My laptop a Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series apparently has a Intel Advanced N 2230 chipset – the OS doesn’t detect any WiFi adapter in this system.

        How does one go about adding support?

        • October 20, 2014 at 4:53 am |

          Some of these chipsets, but not all, are supported by the iwn driver. Does ifconfig show iwn at all?

          Until there’s a driver, there’s not much you can do other than pickup a cheap, supported USB device.

    • November 3, 2014 at 3:50 pm |

      Did you have better luck with Chromium and AppCafe in this or RC2?

  • Boumali
    September 19, 2014 at 11:12 am |

    thank’s for yhe update, but i have a problem
    the Appcafe don’t run in my pcbsd-10.0.3
    best regards

    • September 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm |

      Is that after running the commands in the blog post or doing a fresh install of 10.0.3? If so, what error do you get if you type pc-su appcafe?

  • Boumali
    September 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm |

    i have update my pcbsd by running the commands in the blog post
    when i run your command, i have nothing

    NB: I running the PCBSD in virtual machine (vmware)
    best regards

    • September 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm |

      It has to give some output 🙂 Please pastebin the exact output from that command.

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  • mzs_47
    October 4, 2014 at 9:38 pm |

    Thank you for the torrents!

  • Robert
    October 5, 2014 at 12:57 pm |

    I Updated the system today (didn’t have time earlier), but I didn’t notice any change. It still says 10.0-Release in PC-BSD Control Panel => System => About. Also Skype (version still doesn’t work (thought I read somewhere the update should fix that).

    • October 7, 2014 at 6:47 am |

      In the About screen, what number does it show for the UTILS? Until 10.1 is released (or you install a pre-release), the OS version won’t change. Regarding skype, no version under 4.x works as Microsoft pulled the plug on that. There is a PBI in Appcafe for skype 4.3 but I haven’t had any luck logging in with it yet.

      • Robert
        October 7, 2014 at 10:26 am |

        Ok, I thought the OS version would change to 10.0.3 . The number for the UTILS (it says “CLI-tools” and “UI-tools” [is that the correct place to look?]) is r1390874279
        Regarding Skype, I read somewhere also that it should be possible to login (or something) in port, but I don’t know what the means.

        Another thing. I installed KompoZer successfully, or it’s placed as a stand alone, and it works. However, I don’t really like the looks of it so I tried to install MS Office XP (2002) with FrontPage selective with only Word and FrontPage using Wine. But that was unsuccessful. Also tried Office 2000 with same kind of result. Now I read that Wine has issues with Office XP and older versions, but that it possible should work with Office 2003. It that something you could confirm?

        • November 3, 2014 at 3:48 pm |

          Not sure and don’t have access to any versions of Office. Have you tried LibreOffice?

          • Robert
            November 3, 2014 at 4:05 pm |

            Yes, and it works perfectly now so I won’t need Office, but I will try FrontPage 2003 with Wine.

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  • pry
    October 13, 2014 at 2:47 am |

    PC-BSD without support for 32-bit, because?. The world has 90% of 32-bit computers.
    As can install flash player and skype4?, the F-10 port does not work and fails

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