Instructions for PCBSD 9.2 Isotope Infusion (Current Release)

These are the instructions for the "rolling release" of PCBSD. These instructions may change from time to time as this is a work in progress and as improvements are able to be made.

Disclaimer

By installing this software you are in agreement that Pkgdemon and any of it's affiliates are not in anyway responsible for what may happen to your computer. Pkgdemon is not affiliated with PCBSD, or FreeBSD. Please do not contact them for support if you install this software.

Important Notice about using pkgng and PCBSD's Package Manager 11/12/2013

Please also be aware that if you install this PBI you will no longer receive package updates from PCBSD, and you will no longer be able to install new packages from PCBSD. This can be resolved by running the uninstall script mentioned in the guide below. You may continue to install and use PBI's as normal however.

It is also recommend not to run any pkg commands or to use the package manager provided by PCBSD for updates or installation at this time if you would prefer to use the packages provided by Pkgdemon. Doing so will overwrite special files needed in /usr/local/share/xsessions for desktop environments as they will be replaced by files from PCBSD's overlay therefore breaking desktops installed by Pkgdemon.

Please be patient or refrain from using the software provided by Pkgdemon if this functionality is important to you as it may take some time for these issues to get resolved through the proper channels.


If you have LXDE, XFCE, Gnome2, or KDE these will be removed.

Download the PBI by clicking download now. Launch it and enter your user password to install:

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Click OK on the next box to ignore the digital signature warning:

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Click Next on the following screen after reading:

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Click Finish:

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Select Pkgdemon Manager under Utilities in the Applications menu for your desktop environment:

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Enter your user password again to run Pkgdemon Manager:

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Launching Pkgdemon manager will bring up a terminal window with a script that will prompt you to install Gnome 3 or Gnome 3 + Cinnamon:

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If your desktop environment does not have an icon for Pkgdemon Manager or an Applications menu you must open a terminal:

Below is an example for how to open a terminal in Fluxbox.

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Log in as root:

su -

The above command when entered in a terminal will switch to the root account.

Then execute the following command:

csh /usr/pbi/pkgdemon-amd64/pkgdemon-manager.sh

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To uninstall and restore PCBSD run the following command as root in a terminal:

For best results either run the following script in Fluxbox or directly in a console. Do not attempt to run it in Gnome 3 or Cinnamon!

csh /usr/pbi/pkgdemon-amd64/pkgdemon-uninstall.sh

Remove pkgdemon from AppCafe

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