Viability of 5.X line for production use

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Jan 6 08:17:58 PST 2004

On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 09:43:26AM -0800, John Fox wrote:
> Hello,
> We're planning some new mail servers, and until now I've been assuming
> that they would run under FreeBSD 4.X.  But it occurred to me this 
> morning that the 4.X line is going to go away relatively soon, and that
> perhaps I'd be better off going with 5.X for these new boxen, as it
> would probably simplify the upgrade (keeping up with releases and bug
> fixes) process.
> So I'm wondering -- do the experts here judge 5.X as ready for use
> in a production environment, or would that be asking for trouble?

Wait for 5.2-R to come out, then wait a month or more for any
undetected serious bugs to get fixed in the release branch.  Then try
it on one machine and see how it fares.

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