Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Jun 3 22:33:44 UTC 2010

On Thu, 3 Jun 2010 22:20:50 +0000 (GMT), Andy Hiscock <andyjhiscock at yahoo.com> wrote:
> well surely if the upgrade IS going to affect ANY pre installed
> package that should be taken into consideration? - Im not having
> a dig, Im just suggesting how FreeBSD has fallen behind in the
> "User Experience"

This depends on the users, not the OS. :-)

Honestly: How are system upgrading tools supposed to know what's
going on in the application area? There ARE tools to take care of
that - freebsd-update is not one of them. Of course it takes
knwoledge and experience to find out how to correctly perform an
update of the operating system AND the installed software, but
that's what you learn by using FreeBSD. I also did crash some
of my systems by skipping the step "think", but it's a great
chance to learn, and if it's just how you dump & restore. :-)

> BTW I got an error after the last message:
> leopard# pkg_add -r samba
> Error: Unable to get ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-8.0-release/Latest/samba.tbz: File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
> pkg_add: unable to fetch 'ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-8.0-release/Latest/samba.tbz' by URL
> leopard# 

Have you tried adding a version number, e. g. samba34?

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