Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jan 2007 14:57 UTC, submitted by iangibson
PC-BSD PC-BSD 1.3 was released on New Year's Eve. Dru Lavigne interviewed Kris Moore, Andrei Kolu, and Charles Landemaine of the PC-BSD release engineering team regarding the new release and their involvement within the PC-BSD community.
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RE: the worst of both worlds
by antik on Fri 26th Jan 2007 17:19 UTC in reply to "the worst of both worlds"
antik
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The PBI store is basically empty. About a dozen essential applications (mostly out of date) and a few knicknacks - this compares withn the 16,000 ports available. Sure the PBIs install with a simple click. The only problem is the PBI applications don't really work properly after installation. The system is stable but the applications crash constantly. The uninstaller frequently fails to remove installed PBIs.

First time I hear about inability to uninstall any PBI- what package is caused you such a problem?

Don't bother trying to use the ports system. It simply won't co-exist with the PBI system. The Kports graphical port manager quits constantly. The command line doesn't work because the ports won't install properly.

Kports is not official PC-BSD ports manager and until it gain some stability- never will. Command line works perfectly here- you just had bad luck with some port- you should contact port maintainer about issues you found- look at Makefile in port directory for more information. I have reported many ports inconsistency and they are fixed within hours.

Don't bother looking for help on the forums - they are practically non-existent. I (and several other users) downloaded the Wine PBI. It came up as corrupted - the advice from the maintainer was to try a different download mirror despite the PBI itself being corrupted.

Yes, sometimes mirrors are syncronised same time as PBI is uploaded and got half-uploaded file- this is our fault that we publish PBI too early- have to wait for mirrors sync.

Blaming forums about your inability to ask questions properly is lame. Sometimes it is good to RTFM first- FreeBSD got excellent Handbook here: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/

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