7.0-RELEASE + newer kernel

Mel fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net
Thu May 1 11:34:50 UTC 2008

On Thursday 01 May 2008 13:17:03 Anselm Strauss wrote:

> The reasons why I hesitate to upgrade to 7.0-STABLE are:
> - freebsd-update won't work anymore. How do I then get informed about
> security updates?

Using your favorite RSS reader and subscribe to:

> - Can't install distributions with sysinstall anymore. Do I just
> compile everything from source?

Yes (to distributions, no to ports), but you have to upgrade by source 
to -STABLE to begin with, unless you want to go the hard way and bake a new 

> - How do I actually update from release to stable? I have to compile
> everything myself from the sources, right? As well as for any update?

The handbook has an entire section for this:


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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