How do YOU stay up to date?
Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg
listsub at 401.cx
Thu Jan 15 02:35:10 PST 2004
Duane Winner wrote:
> Hello all again,
> I'm finally getting my arms around FreeBSD and the updating processes
> and tools. But I'm still trying to come up with good
> habits/methods/instructions for updating routines for both myself and my
> colleagues who also want to switch to FreeBSD.
> I now understand how to use cvsup to keep my src and ports tree current.
> I know how to use pkg_add -r to install new sotware, or go into
> /usr/ports/whatever to make install. I know how to do portupgrade to
> upgrade my installed ports, how to pkg_version -v to see what's out of
> date with my tree, and how to cronjob cvsup to keep my trees current. (I
> still need to play more with make world and whatnot)
> But what do you all out there in BSD land do to stay current as a
> practice? I'm looking at this on two fronts: FreeBSD on our laptops
> (There will be at least 3 of us with T23's, and I also plan on migrating
> most, if not all of my servers from Linux to FreeBSD).
If you have the resources, you should consider using a dedicated
machine for compiling.
With ~10 laptops, a bunch of workstations and about 20-25 servers
running FreeBSD we use 2 dedicated machines that does nothing but
download sources and compiles them. One is tracking 4.x-STABLE and
the other 5.x-RELEASE. Anyone can nfs mount choosen directories from
these machines and install the pre-compiled software.
It works extremely well, once the users have learned the correct
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