"Best practices" on upgrading, etc.
edflecko at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 21:03:23 UTC 2011
I'm trying to fully understand the whole FBSD version thing and when,
if , and why you should consider upgrading.
I have a production server running FBSD 8.1 (and I'm following the
errata branch) that works just fine, with no problems.
I see that the "Production Release" of 8.2 is available.
Obviously, 8.2 has features that 8.1 does not, but I guess my primary
1.) If you have a production server that's running well (and is fully
patched, i.e. following the errata branch), is there a compelling
reason to upgrade or do most people do it because there are features
in the new release that you want/need? I guess what I'm really asking
is if it makes more sense to take the "if it aint broke - don't fix
it" mindset or should you really consider upgrading when a new version
2.) If I DO upgrade, I can simply change my supfile to RELENG_8_2 and then:
upgrade the ports
is that right? Is my sequence wrong?
3.) How do I upgrade any installed software (I CAN use portmaster for
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