handbook question

Manolis Kiagias sonic2000gr at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 09:47:35 UTC 2008

mr g wrote:
> Why isn't part 26 included in part4? Both seem to have to do with
> adding the latest code to freebsd. I don't get why part 26 is
> near networking? I only say because I was hunting around and then
> fond it with help of a friend on chat. I think it might be a good
> idea to roll it into part 4 so all updating of programs and the
> os are covered together. Thanks. -g

Chapter 4 refers to upgrading and  ports and packages, which are third 
party applications as fas as FreeBSD is concerned. Chapter 26 deals with 
freebsd-update which updates the base system and portsnap which updates 
the Ports tree (but not installed programs).
There is currently a discussion on merging chapter 26 with "The Cutting 
Edge" which also refers to base system upgrades. The resulting chapter 
will also be more appropriately named (something like Updating and 
Upgrading FreeBSD).

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