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Thu Dec 20 17:10:01 UTC 2018
On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 11:46 AM Carmel NY <carmel_ny at outlook.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Dec 2018 10:58:47 -0500, Scott Ballantyne stated:
> >On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 10:26 AM Arthur Chance <freebsd at qeng-ho.org>
> >> On 20/12/2018 15:06, Scott Ballantyne wrote:
> >> > Good morning all,
> >> > This is on a 10.4-release-p9 freebsd system.
> >> 10.4 hit end of life at the end of October so there's no guarantee any
> >> port will work with it. You need to upgrade to 11 or 12.
> >Yes, so I gather. However, I would draw a distinction between a port
> >'failing to work' and
> >a port destroying a necessary function of a previously working system...
> To paraphrase something I once heard a speaker say, "It is not the OS's job
> to stop a user from shooting themselves in the foot, but rather to deliver
> the bullet with a high degree of accuracy."
I don't disagree with that sentiment in the general case, but when 'user
are supplied such as binary updates, they should be user friendly.
More than once, I have crashed a system with an upgrade/update.
> If you have the option, do a "fresh" install of FreeBSD 12. The
> "freebsd-update" program will leave you with more problems.
So far you have been on target with that observation...
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