Possible move back to FreeBSD
racerx at makeworld.com
Fri Feb 3 06:23:28 UTC 2012
Outstanding, thank you. Curious though, how is Gnome looking these days (meaning, is it v3 or 2.x).
I have read of the craziness of 3 and the introduction of Unity (albeit that is ubuntu).
If 3 is used (or when) I assume it would be closer to what I currently have under Sid (and that would be ok) or even 2.x
Nonetheless, thanks for the info. I'll have time tomorrow to read up a bit and perhaps next time I post, it'll be under 9
Sent from my HTC.
----- Reply message -----
From: "Adam Vande More" <amvandemore at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Feb 3, 2012 12:10 am
Subject: Possible move back to FreeBSD
To: "Chris" <racerx at makeworld.com>
Cc: "freebsd-questions at freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 11:34 PM, Chris <racerx at makeworld.com> 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).
> If someone would suggest the material to read and perhaps a synopsis of
> the process, I would be happy to do the leg work.
freebsd-update(1) and pkgng should get you to relative feature parity w/
Debian. However pkgng just entered beta, and likely won't make it into
the base system anytime soon. That being said, beta testers are wanted and
it's largely functional.
/usr/ports/UPDATING is still the standard method along with a ports
managment tool of your choice eg portmaster(1).
Adam Vande More
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