Free BSD 8.1
wblock at wonkity.com
Tue Sep 28 14:02:34 UTC 2010
On Tue, 28 Sep 2010, Ryan Coleman wrote:
> As I understand it: The OS itself is stable, but the ports are constantly in flux and may be issues.
During a FreeBSD release, the ports tree is "frozen" and port updates
are delayed. So a FreeBSD release really does come with with a somewhat
stale and stable set of ports... which is immediately followed by a
flurry of port updates as the ports tree is unfrozen. Often these
updates include major applications like xorg, with time-consuming
The snapshot of ports on a -release grows increasingly stale. After a
while, it's easier to update the ports tree before installing anything.
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