GhostBSD 23.10.1 Now Available

I am pleased to announce the release of GhostBSD 23.10.1!

First, I want to thank everyone who helped improve GhostBSD for this release. From reporting bugs, submitting translations, contributing to fixing issues and developing new features, offering community support, actively testing, and helping with documentation. Thank you!

This version might look odd from previous releases, but it is correct. After more thought into it, the base OS is not updated as much as the software packages. So, I decided to change the release version back to a static one instead of changing it on each software package update. Software packages will be updated as often as possible, like before, and if there are significant issues, changes, or security issues before 24.01.1, a 23.10.2 release will be created. See the roadmap for future releases.



In this release, the FreeBSD base system and kernel have been updated to 1302508, and it contains software updates, some improvements to Update Station, and new features to NetworkMgr. Also, os-generic-userland-devtools has been removed from the default installation to downsize the live system image.

New Features and Improvements

Bug Fixes

Security Fixes

Note: For compiling ports or code, install os-generic-userland-devtools.


Where to download:

All images, checksums, hybrid ISO(DVD, USB), and torrents are available here:

Note: When installing on VirtualBox, change the Graphics Controller to VBoxSVGA.

Writing the ISO to a USB stick


dd if=Downloads/GhostBSD-23.10.1.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=4m

On Linux

dd if=Downloads/GhostBSD-23.10.1.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

On Mac

dd if=Downloads/GhostBSD-23.10.1.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=10240

On Windows, using

./dd.exe if=Downloads/GhostBSD-23.10.1.iso of=USB Drive bs=8M

How to upgrade GhostBSD with pkg

Upgrading packages with pkg has to be done in a specific way, specifically with OS package upgrades.

To determine how to upgrade packages with pkg, you must determine if there is a kernel change with pkg update -f.

> sudo pkg update -f
Updating GhostBSD repository catalogue...
pkg: Repository GhostBSD has a wrong packagesite, need to re-create database
Fetching meta.conf: 100%    163 B   0.2kB/s    00:01
Fetching packagesite.pkg: 100%    7 MiB   6.9MB/s    00:01
Processing entries:   0%
Newer FreeBSD version for package ztrack:
To ignore this error set IGNORE_OSVERSION=yes
- package: 1302505
- running kernel: 1301510
Ignore the mismatch and continue? [y/N]:

If you encounter a similar message to the above, you must upgrade all installed packages using sudo pkg upgrade -f, or some problem could occur after rebooting. If pkg update -f doesn't report kernel mismatch, sudo pkg upgrade can be used to upgrade packages.