[Fwd: Re: [Fwd: Re: Steps to upgrade from 7.0-RELEASE to 7.1-RELEASE]]

Akenner SlackWareWolf at comcast.net
Sat Jan 31 10:55:09 PST 2009


OK, so right now I've been reading this, and I had a look at the 
configuration file for FreeBSD-update, and it seems I could use that to 
test it out since I haven't really used it before, by basically running 
it with -r RELEASE and it would upgrade everything to that?

also being from the Linux world, I'm having a slight bit of trouble 
understanding one part, which is what "upgrades" mean in BSD VS Linux.

For example, on my Slackware boxes, I can do this to update / upgrade 
when a security problem is found and patched:

upgradepkg name-of-package-slack12.tgz and it upgrades it.

On here they have a different meaning though I THINK... I'm not positive 
yet if I'm understanding this right, or if I've gotten confused.

I'm not giving up because I'm really enjoying how FreeBSD works, and 
always have loved it, and this time I've decided to take the time to 
learn how to run it properly, which is why the last two weeks, I've 
spent most of my time using it, asking questions on here, and reading my 
library of books on BSD, and reading the BSD web site in the handbook 
area so to not ask questions I can find easy.

So, am I confusing these terms with how they work? Or..?

Really I just want to make sure I have the security patches installed by 
running something I could maybe add to cron later, or make a very simple 
perl script, but if that isn't the best solution, at least I'd like to 
have security patches installed and have my machine up to date as much 
as possible with fixes.

So, for making sure my machine is updated with the latest security 
patches and bug fixes, would CVS maybe be better, or FreeBSD-update? Or 

Also if I'm not getting annoying yet, which I may very well be heh, when 
it asks for RELEASE in FreeBSD-update,  I know that STABLE is the stable 
and trusted one, and RELEASE is the latest one but is tested enough to 
be used, and then the bleeding edge one you shouldn't use.... Which 
would one pick who wanted to keep updated to do this with and not be 
totally insane?

Thanks all, and apologies on length / number of questions. I'm just 
tryign to understand how it works so I can take some notes and remember 
for myself how it works without breaking it/
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