Typically, the PC-BSD® logo icon in the system tray is used to determine if any updates are available through Update Manager, Package Manager, AppCafe®, or Warden®, and if so, to start the appropriate utility in order to install the updates. In 10.0, a new Update Center utility has been added which will eventually provide all of this functionality in one place.
To start the utility shown in Figure 8.2a, go to Control Panel ➜ Update Center or type pc-su pc-updatecenter. You will be prompted to enter your password.
Figure 8.2a: Main Update Center Screen
In this example, system updates are available but all packages and PBIs are up-to-date. Buttons are provided to "Check for updates", and if updates are available, to "Install all updates".
To see the details of available updates, click the tab for the type of update which is available. In this example, the "Package update details" and "Software update details" tabs are greyed out as no updates are currently available. Since system updates are available, the "System update details" tab is available and is shown in Figure 8.2b.
Figure 8.2b: Main Update Center Screen