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The pc-updatemanager command can be used to perform an operating system upgrade from the command line. It can also be used to apply system updates and to update non-PBI software.
NOTE: before performing any upgrade, be sure to backup your important data. You should also be aware of the caveats listed here.
If you type the command without any options, it will show its available options:
pc-updatemanager /usr/local/bin/pc-updatemanager - Usage ---- branches - List available system branches chbranch <tag> - Change to new system branch check - Check for system updates install <tag>,<tag2> - Install system updates pkgcheck - Check for updates to packages pkgupdate - Install packages updates
Updating Non-PBI Software
Applying System Updates
Become the superuser and use the following command to check to see if an update is available:
The following updates are available: ------------------------------------ NAME: System Update to 9.1 TYPE: SYSUPDATE VERSION: 9.1 DATE: 2012-12-03 TAG: release-9.1 DETAILS: http://www.pcbsd.orgTo install this update run "/usr/local/bin/pc-updatemanager install release-9.1"
Follow the instructions to install the update:
Upgrading the Operating System
STARTINGUPDATE: 9.1Downloading Master Files...
The upgrade will then proceed as usual and you will be prompted when the system is ready to reboot.