7.0-RELEASE + newer kernel

Anselm Strauss 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:
> http://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories.rdf

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:
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cutting-edge.html

Yes, I saw that once, but forgot it again. Worked perfectly for me.

> -- 
> Mel
> Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
>    and never get to the software part.


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