VPS that will run xBSD

Tim Daneliuk tundra at tundraware.com
Wed Aug 30 21:30:13 UTC 2017

On 08/30/2017 04:19 PM, Frank Leonhardt wrote:
> Thanks, but the whole problem is that they're "pre-installed". I can't
> run STABLE or any other version Amazon hasn't set up, never mind custom
> kernels. Actually, I've no idea what would happen if you took one and
> recompiled the kernel from new source but I don't really have the time
> to find out - nothing good I suspect.

I run FreeBSD regularly on Digital Ocean droplets.  I initially
installed their image just to get going.

I have a nightly cron job that does a source tree update and recompile
of the entire system and several kernels.  I can then update when- and
as I wish.  At the moment, the server that is up is running shows this:

myserver:/usr/src>svn info
Path: .
Working Copy Root Path: /usr/src
URL: svn://svn.freebsd.org/base/stable/10
Relative URL: ^/stable/10
Repository Root: svn://svn.freebsd.org/base
Repository UUID: ccf9f872-aa2e-dd11-9fc8-001c23d0bc1f
Revision: 323012
Node Kind: directory
Schedule: normal
Last Changed Author: davidcs
Last Changed Rev: 322975
Last Changed Date: 2017-08-28 14:17:28 -0500 (Mon, 28 Aug 2017)

tl;dr It works just fine....

P.S.  I run it nightly because recompiling world and kernel is on a VPS
is sloooooow.  What takes 30 mins on a quad core i5 takes over 5 hours
on the droplet.  Who cares?  I'm asleep :)  Then again, a big (more
expensive) droplet would likely do it much faster.

Tim Daneliuk     tundra at tundraware.com
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