PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENTMAY2015 images now available

The PC-BSD project is pleased to announce the availability of our 11.0-CURRENTMAY2015 images.

WARNING: These images are considered “bleeding-edge” and should be treated as such.

The DVD/USB ISO files can now be downloaded from this URL.

We hope to continue rolling these -CURRENT images as a way for testers and developers to tryout both FreeBSD and PC-BSD bleeding edge features, often months before a planned release. These images include a full PKG repository compiled for that months image. Users of this system will also be able to “upgrade” when the next monthly image is published.

This is a great way to test features and report bugs well before the release cycle begins for the next major .0 release.

For bugs in PC-BSD, please report to

For FreeBSD / Port / Kernel / World bugs, please report to

Updating from 10.1-RELEASE

There was a bug we found in freebsd-update when upgrading from 10.1-RELEASE to 11.0.

This has been fixed in 10.1-RELEASE-p21 (Check the output of freebsd-version), please update to it before attempting to change branch to 11.0.

Once you have the -p21 fix, run the following to “upgrade” your system to 11.0-CURRENTMAY2015svn282515

# pc-updatemanager chbranch 11.0-CURRENTMAY2015svn282515

This process will take a while, downloading new packages / world / kernel for the system. When done you can reboot, and the updater will finish up the update process.

Share This Post:
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • email
  • LinkedIn
  • Slashdot

Written by dru. Posted in testers

Trackback from your site.

Comments (7)

  • Simone
    May 13, 2015 at 6:12 am |

    After some debug, this file GET request to upgrade April 11.0 to May 11.0 fails, 404. I cleaned the cache before, why i got some patch’s packages corruption due to packet loss from europe to your update host, like 22%. Now i solved that but i found this…

    Is there any workaround?

    Thank You
    Best Regards

  • Suvro
    May 14, 2015 at 6:16 pm |

    A couple of questions about v11:

    1. Will it be possible to upgrade to that from my current 10.1.x w/o having to back up stuff offline?

    2. Will there be a Secure Boot option under UEFI to enable PC-BSD w/o it failing to recognize the disk?

  • Tom
    May 15, 2015 at 6:42 am |


    1: Yes. Do with this:
    /usr/local/bin/pc-updatemanager – Usage
    branches – List available system branches
    chbranch – Change to new system branch

    So first check the full name of 11.0 May branch with the list. Then do the update with chbranch.
    I would still do a backup, just in case…

  • Dirk Schmidt
    May 17, 2015 at 2:22 pm |

    I can not get any printer to install, not even cups-pdf.

    And I can not get Inetl Ct Desktop Pcie Nics to work.
    They work fine in Fedora Linux.
    Those and some other nics get initialized very late during startup.


  • ibb27
    May 18, 2015 at 3:20 am |

    Is there any chance to get pkg updates on this experimental branch soon?

  • Mike
    June 18, 2015 at 10:19 am |

    How does the upgrade from 11.0-CURRENTAPRIL2015svn280766?

    I get the following “answers” from my system:

    uname -a
    FreeBSD [my system name] 11.0-CURRENTAPRIL2015svn280766 FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENTAPRIL2015svn280766 #0 7ea2786(master): Fri Mar 27 21:15:50 EDT 2015 root@avenger:/usr/obj/root/pcbsd-build-11-CURRENTAPRIL2015/git/freebsd/sys/GENERIC amd64

    sudo pc-updatemanager branches
    Available branches:
    * = Current Branch

    sudo pc-updatemanager chbranch 11.0-CURRENTMAY2015svn282515
    Unknown branch 11.0-CURRENTMAY2015svn282515

    AppCafe is set to “Edge”. Shouldn’t my system “see” the MAY CURRENT release?

    Which file(s) should I check and maybe edit?



  • Mike
    June 18, 2015 at 10:30 am |


    I just changed the Patchset in /usr/local/share/pcbsd/pc-updatemanager/conf/sysupdate.conf from test-updates to updates. Now available branches are 10.1 and 11.0-CURRENTJUNE2015.

    The chbranches operation seems to work.

Leave a comment


Please leave these two fields as-is:

Help the Project, Donate Today!