Why Are You Using FreeBSD?
adams-freebsd at ateamsystems.com
Thu May 31 14:30:30 UTC 2012
On 5/31/2012 21:22, Damien Fleuriot wrote:
> On 5/31/12 4:01 PM, Jim Ohlstein wrote:
>> To add others, in no particular order:
>> Ease of upgrade. While some have noted that binary upgrades are easier
>> on Debian, it's far and away superior, IMMHO, to have a locally compiled
>> system. Many Linux distros have no upgrade path short of a wipe and
> Far superior, check, FAR MORE TIME CONSUMING, check as well !
This brings up another point: Repair is always possible with FreeBSD.
You can back out all packages or types of packages easily (and
re-compile or reinstall them if needed). You can recompile/reinstall
the OS if needed (somewhere else too and copy it over). Or just copy
pieces from a live cd or restore tarball. And it's pretty
straightforward to do even for a non-admin person.
You can even restore over a live running system with tar, which I do
occasionally when cloning machines or restoring them with dump/restore.
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