Support for FreeBSD 4.10/4.9
danial_thom at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 20 12:40:26 PST 2006
--- Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 02:28:09PM -0800,
> Derrick Francis wrote:
> > Have a simple question. If someone to
> request support for version 4.10
> > or 4.9 how would they be supported? Please
> let me know. I need to
> > verify this version of FreeBSD is still
> supported. Thank you.
> Generally speaking these old versions are not
> supported at all. They
> might still be receiving security support (see
> http://www.freebsd.org/security/), but if you
> e.g. try to report a bug
> then you'll mostly get people telling you to
> upgrade to a supported
> version first (since after all there's a good
> chance the bug is
> already fixed).
> At this point you really need to plan to
> upgrade to the 6.0 series,
> since that's where the future lies.
Sadly the "future" most likely lies in v9.0, so
hold on to 4.x for as long as you can. Hire a
programmer to fix or port stuff back. It will
save you in the long run.
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