FreeBSD 3.2

gfoster9055 at gfoster9055 at
Thu Feb 3 05:39:20 PST 2005

Where am I going to find a 3.2 to install, looked on the net and linuxcentral for it with no luck.


> Greg,
> Wow, talk about handcuffing. One thing I am interested in is if they apply
> this policy to Microsoft/Sun/Oracle/{$Enterprise} software. Most
> institutions I know seem to feel that since they've paid the big bucks for
> this software they better stay up with the latest to be safe.
> If this is the case for your situation you might want to encourage that
> this to is required for such things as this server and what it is doing.
> Enterprise or not they should see the business model for this.
> Rob.
> PS
> If you *have* to stay at 3.2 you might want to consider shifting away
> (IMHO) from packages/ports and start to work with the individual packages
> themselves. Keeping in mind that if this is a production server you should
> probably get a pre-production box with 3.2 on it and do your 'playing'
> around there. FreeBSD is in the most part a good system to install
> software on from the original source tar.gz.
> eg:
> - MySQL will install but you will have to place a fair amount of time
> getting a proper foundation in place prior to actually attempting it.
> (NOTE: Threads, compiler, make, etc.)
> - PHP should be less of a hassle unless your ./configure line looks like a
> short story.
> On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 gfoster9055 at wrote:
> > At this momment I am not allowed to up date from FreeBSD 3.2 to another
> > version, this machine sits at a school and there policies are slow, so I
> > have to use what is there for the most part, what I need to do is add
> > some packages like mysql, update php etc.....  I was wondering if anyone
> > knew if FreeBSD 3.2 uses the same package manager has 5.3? Does anyone
> > know where I might be able to find docs for 3.2? Since this is a
> > production server I can't just play and try things like I want to. Any
> > info would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Greg
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