Possible move back to FreeBSD
racerx at makeworld.com
Fri Feb 3 05:49:57 UTC 2012
Allow me to apologize for top posting.
I am familliar with pkg_add. I guess I'm more concerned with updating userland when sec fixes ate released.
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----- Reply message -----
From: "Erich Dollansky" <erichfreebsdlist at ovitrap.com>
Date: Thu, Feb 2, 2012 11:44 pm
Subject: Possible move back to FreeBSD
To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Cc: "Chris" <racerx at makeworld.com>
On Friday 03 February 2012 12:34:57 Chris wrote:
> I have been using Debian for a few years now (previous BSD user) and I'm considering moving back.
> Admittedly, I have gotten used to the simplicity of using apt-get to update the system.
> What will pull me back is if there is an equivalent to use. I do not intend on custom kernels, and I don't intend on using ports (it was the many hours spent keeping the ports tree current along with installed ports).
how about pkg_add?
It installs a binary version of the port directly on your machine. As long as the binary exists, there is no problem. I experienced in very rare cases that a package was not available at the moment I needed at the server I used for downloading. Then, I used the ports as a backup.
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