I need a freebsd 5.3 desktop server; recommendations?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Mon Jun 19 10:10:05 UTC 2006

On 2006-06-17 11:29, Dan Bikle <dan.bikle at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anish,
> Thanks this is good info.
> I'll be using this server for development of a Ruby on Rails.
> Currently I do development on a Mac.
> My production server is running freeBSD 5.3

You shouldn't be running a production server with 5.3 at all.

The 5.3 release was clearly marked as a "developer preview" release, so
if you are still running systems with that version, then you should
*first* upgrade your production systems to a more stable FreeBSD

Many important bugs have been fixed on the 5.X branch since the 5.3
version was built, so you should target at the _very_ least the more
stable, debugged & featureful 5.4 or 5.5 releases, or even RELENG_5.

> I want a development environment which is closer to production
> than my Mac is.

Which is a very good point.

This is why you should definitely start by fixing the version of the
production system :)

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