Sorry for the inconvenience. Known Navigation header breakage of “Previous:” and “Next:” links, the Table Of Contents may be the solution for those.
However, unfortunately, the Table of contents may also be broken, and there may be other unforeseen breakage primarily in the handbook portion of the wiki.
Presently the 10.1 and 10.1.1 Table Of Contents are being "reconstructed" becoming incrementally fixed while the other handbook versions may have various breakage.
(Sorry for the inconvenience)
pc-metapkgmanager is the back-end command line utility used by the PC-BSD® installer, System Manager, Update Manager, and Warden® to manage meta-packages. Meta-packages are like system components, and include supported and unsupported desktops, development utilities, hardware drivers, and miscellaneous applications such as MythTV or XBMC.
Beginning with version 9.1, PC-BSD® uses metapkgsets to determine which system components are available and which applications are installed with each system component. Currently, two metapkgsets are available: "pcbsd" which defines the available desktop components, and "warden" which defines the components available when creating a jail with Warden® or installing a PC-BSD® server. You can view the contents of these metapkgsets on.
The pc-metapkgmanager command can be used at the command line to install or delete meta-packages, update to the latest package set, or to change the default metapkgset. If you type the command without any options, it will display its usage:
pc-metapkgmanager usage: pc-metapkgmanager [options] Options: add pkg1,pkg2 <loc> -- Add the specified list of meta-packages <loc> should be a FTP / HTTP url where pkg_add can fetch packages, or an absolute path to location of pkg files on disk. checkup -- Check for updates to pkgs del pkg1,pkg2 -- Delete the specified list of meta-packages list -- List the available meta-packages status <pkg> -- List the status of the specified meta-packages update pkg,pkg2 <loc> -- Update system packages. Can use 'all' or <pkg,pkg2>. <loc> should be a FTP / HTTP url where pkg_add can fetch packages, or an absolute path to location of pkg files on disk. --pkgset <pkgset> -- Change default pkgset we are using --chroot <dir> -- Operate on the directory specified using chroot
To determine which meta-packages are available:
pc-metapkgmanager list |more Meta Package: Awesome ------------------------------------- Description: A highly configurable, next generation framework window manager Icon: /var/db/pc-metapkgmanager/pkgsets/pcbsd/Awesome/pkg-icon.png Parent: Unsupported-Desktops Desktop: YES Required Packages: awesome-3.4.11_1 Meta Package: Compiz ------------------------------------- Description: Compiz - OpenGL compositing manager Icon: /var/db/pc-metapkgmanager/pkgsets/pcbsd/Compiz/pkg-icon.png Parent: Misc Desktop: NO Required Packages: compiz-fusion-0.8.4_2 Meta Package: Desktops ------------------------------------- Description: Supported Desktop Environments for your PC-BSD system. Icon: /var/db/pc-metapkgmanager/pkgsets/pcbsd/Desktops/pkg-icon.png Desktop: NO Category Entry Meta Package: Development ------------------------------------- Description: Development tools and utilities for your Desktop --More--(byte 885)
To determine if a meta-package is installed, specify its name as shown in the above list:
pc-metapkgmanager status Awesome The meta-pkg Awesome is not installed
To install the meta-package, specify the meta-package name shown in the above list and provide the URL to the meta-package location for your architecture. The following example installs the Awesome meta-package on a 64-bit system. Only the superuser can install meta-packages.
pc-metapkgmanager add Awesome ftp://mirrors.isc.org/pub/pcbsd/9-STABLE-20120605/amd64/netinstall/metapackages/pcbsd/All/ URL WILL CHANGE FOR RELEASE Pending Meta-Package changes: 1 Installing Meta-Package: Awesome Pending package changes: 1 Installing package: awesome-3.4.11_1 The meta-pkg Awesome is installed Finished Meta-Package: Awesome Meta-Package changes finished!
To delete an installed meta-package, specify its name. Only the superuser can install meta-packages.
pc-metapkgmanager del Awesome Pending Meta-Package changes: 1 Removing Meta-Package: Awesome Pending package changes: 1 Removing: awesome-3.4.11_1 The meta-pkg Awesome is not installed Pruning unused packages... This may take a while... Meta-Package changes finished!
To change the default metapkgset between "pcbsd" and "warden", modify the PCBSD_METAPKGSET variable in /usr/local/etc/pcbsd.conf.
pc-metapkgmanager can also be used to upgrade the packages that came with the operating system. When you run the pc-metapkgmanager list | more command, the "base-system" meta-package lists these packages. To determine if any are out-of-date:
pc-metapkgmanager status base-system ??The meta-pkg base-system is partially installed??
??To update the out-of-date base packages, run the following command as the superuser:??
pc-metapkgmanager update base-system ftp://mirrors.isc.org/pub/pcbsd/9-STABLE-20120605/amd64/netinstall/metapackages/pcbsd/All/ URL WILL CHANGE FOR RELEASE
pc-metapkgmanager records any error messages to /tmp/.pc-metamanager.log. This log file automatically rotates whenever it reaches 5MB in size.