Fw: Time to kill FreeBSD as a Desktop
coolzone at io.dk
Thu Mar 29 23:28:31 UTC 2007
I have been using FreeBSD as a desktop system, on serveral computers for about one and a half year now. I truly love FreeBSD! But keeping third party ports/packages updated is just to timeconsuming IMHO.
Building everything from ports is ok, on a quick machine, but even on a quick machine building KDE takes a LOT of time. Waiting until the stable packages are ready takes about 2 - 3 weeks, and until then, a lot of other stuff needs to be updated.
Compared to Debian GNU/Linux's "apt-get update && apt-get dist upgrade" command, OR OpenBSD's "pkg-add -u"
>From OpenBSD's man page for "pkg_add":
-u Update the given pkgname(s), and anything it depends upon. If
no pkgname is given, pkg_add will update all installed packages.
This relies on PKG_PATH to figure out the new package names.
I really think it is time for FreeBSD to make it more easy to update binary packages, like on OpenBSD.
Best and kind regards,
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