Time to kill FreeBSD as a Desktop
kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Mar 30 03:56:25 UTC 2007
On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 11:46:34PM +0200, Rico Secada 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.
> 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.
If you think that openbsd's binary packages are available any faster
than FreeBSD's you're probably deluding yourself.
But, use whatever OS makes you happy.
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