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Old 12-05-2006, 10:17 PM
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I have quite an extensive knowledge of FreeBSD and am about to install PCBSD to evaluate it for a business that is interested in it.

I've read about PBI and wanted to know if using the FreeBSD ports system instead of the PBI's (I need wpa_supplicant to connect to a wireless AP) is there anything that one needs to be aware of?

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Old 12-05-2006, 10:23 PM
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I think the only concern is that PBI and ports don't intregrate.

For example if you install Firefox 1.5.x from a PBI the FreeBSD system won't act as if one installed www/firefox and it's dep's. The good part is the PBI keeps all of it's dep's in it so changes to PC-BSD and the software enviroment via ports/pkg generally won't interfer with it. Like breaking it when toying with GTK+ ports ;-)

Beta versions can't be (offically) upgraded to the release version.

I also think that PC-BSD enables a SSH server, CUPS printing system and Samba Client by default.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:24 PM
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Just what I needed to know, thanks TerryP
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Here's more info also: http://docs.pcbsd.org/guide/chap4.1.html
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