Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Nov 2007 16:59 UTC, submitted by Oliver
BSD and Darwin derivatives "DesktopBSD 1.6RC3 for AMD64 is now available for download via BitTorrent and from our mirror sites. It includes several improvements made since the release of 1.6RC3 for i386, including: better performance by disabling SMP on single core/processor computers, fixed installation on disks with special partition names, inclusion of the FreeBSD ports collection on the DVD, and more."
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RE[4]: Good news
by antik on Sat 24th Nov 2007 10:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good news"
antik
Member since:
2006-05-19

"It looks that PBIs are not that compatible with the standard FreeBSD way of installing software."

No, it's the other way round: If you use PBIs only in PC-BSD, you shouldn't run into problems. If you start using ports / packages with PC-BSD, it might (!) cause problems with certain applications, but if you're lucky, you're using the ones that work without interferences.

But finally, your statement is correct. PBI introduced new paths that are not compatible with FreeBSDs standard locations for software installation (read "man hier" for more info).


1) All PBIs are installed into /usr/local/Programs (compatible with hier btw).
2) About "broken" ports- due to license issues we can't provide restricted audio/video codecs like win32codec, so we are forced to remove it from PC-BSD- this causes your so called "broken ports". If you know what are your doing then you can fix this issue in no time.

# pkgdb -F

and stop whining...

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RE[5]: Good news
by Oliver on Sat 24th Nov 2007 11:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Good news"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Furthermore you will not need win32codecs most of the time. 90% runs very fine, apart from some exotic codecs. But people like it to install first and then think.

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RE[5]: Good news
by Doc Pain on Sun 25th Nov 2007 08:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Good news"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"1) All PBIs are installed into /usr/local/Programs (compatible with hier btw)."

Due to their nature, PBIs do install subtrees inside /usr/local/Programs, while classic ways of installation sort program components into bin/, lib/, share/ etc. subdirs. This is what I meant with "compatible"; PBIs just do not install this way.

"2) About "broken" ports- due to license issues we can't provide restricted audio/video codecs like win32codec, so we are forced to remove it from PC-BSD- this causes your so called "broken ports". If you know what are your doing then you can fix this issue in no time."

"Broken port" usually refers to a port that does not compile, maybe because of version problems, errors in the source code, or missing maintainers. License issues are a different topic.

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