Patching / Updating / Upgrading
d.forsyth at ru.ac.za
Tue Feb 3 04:30:23 PST 2009
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2009 16:37:14 -0500
From: Akenner <SlackWareWolf at comcast.net>
Subject: Patching / Updating / Upgrading
To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> So if anyone could lend a little but in typing out what they use for
> updates and how they go about it, I'd appreciate it. I've already
> gotten a full CVSup file sent to me by a member on here which was a
> great help in deciding how to set up the file. I'm more or less
> wondering with CVSup if I keep using RELEASE or do I use Stable.
use RELEASE for a production server, STABLE on a desktop or test
use CVS if you have to build a custom kernel, I do this on my two
production servers. On my minimal install print servers, I use
freebsd-update about once a month. it is a bit fiddly to get
through a proxy that needs auth, but it can be done.
> And of course if anyone uses freebsd-update if they have suggestions
> I'd love to hear those as well :)
it works, it is quick, if you use the generic kernel.
DA Fo rsyth Network Supervisor
Principal Technical Officer -- Institute for Water Research
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