Over the next few weeks I will be moving everything to a new server. The new server will FreeBSD based.
The server is slightly more expensive than the server currently running the website and repository, but it has better port speeds and more bandwidth.
If you'd like to contribute to wards the cost of the server. You can donate what little you like here: Donations
The next server will be our build box, which we should get some time in the near future. We'll be able to package and push out updates quicker.
A new ISO has been released with various bug fixes and improvements, as well as grub now being the default loader on the CD.
The iso can be found on our ftp servers.
Everything is still early stages, so if you do test and have any issues, please submit a bug report so it can be fixed.
There have been some recent changes to base and packaging. The first change is that MariaDB has replaced MySQL, this is to reflect the change that Archlinux has made: You can read their news about it on the
Archlinux News Page
Migration is a little different on ArchBSD:
# rc-service mysql stop
# pacman -S mariadb libmariadbclient mariadb-clients
# rc-service mysql start
# mysql_upgrade -u root -p
# mysqlcheck --repair --all-databases -u root -p
The next change is that the prefix has been changed from /usr/local to /usr; Except when some packages conflict with freebsd-world then they are still /usr/local. e.g Newer ...
If you like this project and would like it to stay alive, then we would really appreciate any small donations you can offer to help cover server costs.
At the minute the servers are paid for by me, however I can't always keep this up, so that is why I ask for help in small donations.
I know this project is still new, and I, as many would like to not see it in an early grave.
You can donate what little you like here: Donations
Many thanks to all those that help.
The ISO is now available for testing, which can be found at ftp; Only x86_64 is available at this moment.
ZFS Install Guide
UFS Install Guide
While everything is still in infancy you should be able to install and get X up and running.
All of the core packages are compiled with clang 3.1 and have been signed, as for extra packages these currently aren't signed yet so must have:
SigLevel = Never
This is already set on the iso, however, the pacman package ships the config with this set to require package ...