Wisdom of automating upgrades

Peter Ulrich Kruppa root at pukruppa.de
Tue Jun 8 08:17:52 PDT 2004

On Tue, 8 Jun 2004, Peter Risdon wrote:

> The main cost of having computers for most companies lies not in software or 
> hardware, but in support. I have been pondering the wisdom of automating the 
> upgrade process, so that sources are cvsup'ed nightly and make buildworld 
> buildkernel etc and portupgrade happen overnight maybe once a week or month - 
> and perhaps every day a security fix is announced.
> [...]
> I'd be grateful for any input on this. I can picture waking up to find that 
> every machine I administrate is simultaneously *#!$%ed one morning. 
This would be the necessary result of complete automatization, 
wouldn't it?
Did you think about remote access? All administrative tasks on a 
FreeBSD system can be done via ssh from a text console. 
Thus you wouldn't have to be present personally, but keep full 
control of things.



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