Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Oct 2007 20:49 UTC, submitted by Flatland_Spider
PC-BSD Jan Stedehouder has used PC-BSD for thirty days to see what living with it is like. On day thirty, he concludes: "Does PC-BSD have the potential to be a serious contender for the open source desktop? I answered that question with a yes, because the potential is there. The solid FreeBSD roots, the very strong and very accessible information, the friendly and mature community and the PBI system provide the foundations for that potential. I don't think it is ready now and I couldn't recommend it yet to someone in the early stages of moving away from Windows to an open source desktop. But I do think that the PC-BSD team has the right target audience in mind and is building an system and a support system that addresses it's needs."
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RE[3]: Package Management
by Chezz on Sat 6th Oct 2007 06:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Package Management"
Chezz
Member since:
2005-07-11

I think you switched gears here. First you were bashing pkg_add because there are *problems* with dependencies. Now are you bashing it because the mirror you are using is not up to date?

Would you specify the exact issue?

Did you try to use another Mirror? like stable branch?

I mentioned this long time ago but you can try it if you are using 6.x:
http://www.osnews.com/permalink.php?news_id=12756&comment_id=64030

if you still can't find the latest version you can always compile your own with portupgrade -vaRrPp

If you are still not satisfied you can get the package from the 3rd party website like freshports.

If you are still not satisfied then donate some hardware to FreeBSD so they can build hourly ports for you.

Edited 2007-10-06 06:08

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RE[4]: Package Management
by edogawaconan on Sat 6th Oct 2007 08:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Package Management"
edogawaconan Member since:
2006-10-10

if you still can't find the latest version you can always compile your own with portupgrade -vaRrPp

don't forget to do a cvsup before starting portupgrade...

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RE[5]: Package Management
by Flatland_Spider on Sat 6th Oct 2007 17:47 in reply to "RE[4]: Package Management"
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

Would a fresh portsnap do the same thing, or is it strictly configured to use what cvsup pulls down?

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