7.0-RELEASE + newer kernel
amsibamsi at gmail.com
Fri May 2 08:11:20 UTC 2008
On May 1, 2008, at 13:34 , Mel wrote:
> On Thursday 01 May 2008 13:17:03 Anselm Strauss wrote:
>> The reasons why I hesitate to upgrade to 7.0-STABLE are:
>> - freebsd-update won't work anymore. How do I then get informed about
>> security updates?
> Using your favorite RSS reader and subscribe to:
Ok, I already subscribed to the freebsd-security-notifications list, I
assume that should do the same.
>> - Can't install distributions with sysinstall anymore. Do I just
>> compile everything from source?
> Yes (to distributions, no to ports), but you have to upgrade by source
> to -STABLE to begin with, unless you want to go the hard way and
> bake a new
Since compiling is no problem for me, I think I will stick with the
source, since you also can install parts of the source, e.g. install
the manual pages afterwards.
>> - How do I actually update from release to stable? I have to compile
>> everything myself from the sources, right? As well as for any update?
> The handbook has an entire section for this:
Yes, I saw that once, but forgot it again. Worked perfectly for me.
> Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
> and never get to the software part.
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