Time to kill FreeBSD as a Desktop
coolzone at io.dk
Fri Mar 30 00:39:57 UTC 2007
On Fri, 30 Mar 2007 01:05:45 +0100
RW <fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Mar 2007 00:07:32 +0200
> Rico Secada <coolzone at io.dk> wrote:
> > Hi All.
> > 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.
> Why do you care?
I actually think it's just a "bad" habit! Jumping from release to release would actually be alright!!
> I just run portmanager with nice, in the background. It doesn't
> interfere with anything or require any intervention. Unless there is
> something suspicious in UPDATING it's perfectly OK to shutdown
> > 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.
> What does it matter? Why does it need updating? If an individual
> package is in portaudit, build just that single port with portupgrade.
> Each full upgrade, on average, replaces n old bugs with n new bugs. It
> doesn't matter much whether you upgrade twice a day or twice a year.
You are right! Thanks!
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