security updates

jdd sur free jdanield at
Fri Aug 15 07:28:02 UTC 2008

Hello :-)
I'm new to freeBSD, so forgive me if my question is boring :-(

I just discover than my computer hosting company allow the use of 
on they cheap (20€/month systems.

until now I used on my hosted computer my linux of choice, that is 
openSUSE, but on a cheap, that is with little power, server, openSUSE 
is overkill

so I plan to use freBSD soon.

However, as said, I don't now yet freeBSD. I have some sort of 
experience of openBSD, but only on old fashioned computer (SS1, 
SS20...) but I think there will not be major difference and I plan 
anyway to install freebsd on virtualbox first to test it.

I'm an old linux hacker and compiling is not really a problem, even if 
I feel better without :-)

so then, my question: what about security updates? with openSUSE I 
have an automatic update. For freeBSD, I didn't find anything on this 
archive list and the google search sent me to old doc (2003)

where is freeBSD in this respect?


Jean-Daniel Dodin
Président du CULTe

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