Using a Rolling Release/9.2
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In February, 2013, PC-BSD® switched to a rolling release model. This is intended to make it easier for users to keep the packages that came with the operating system up-to-date and to make new features available for testing before the next major version is released.
Users who wish to install a version of PC-BSD® which contains the latest operating system software and features can choose to install the latest rolling release instead of the 9.1-RELEASE version.
The rest of this section will demonstrate how to upgrade to a rolling release and how to install a rolling release.
Upgrading a 9.1-RELEASE System to a Rolling Release
To upgrade a 9.1-RELEASE system to a rolling release, become the superuser and edit the file /usr/local/share/pcbsd/pc-updatemanager/conf/sysupdate.conf. Change this line:
As new rolling releases become available, they will appear in Update Manager. An announcement will also be made to the blog, indicating which features are new in this rolling release and any known caveats. If you find a bug in a rolling release, either leave a comment on the associated blog post or send an email with the details to the testing mailing list.
Installing a Rolling Release
To install a rolling release, select the desired media from this FTP server. Rolling releases will always have a date in the media name.