dead slow update servers

Clay Daniels Jr. clay.daniels.jr at
Sat Jul 13 00:54:08 UTC 2019

TrueOS is downstream to FreeBSD. If you want to go that route that's fine,
but I'm willing to take the little warts on the top dog in BSD, FreeBSD.
If you look at Distrowatch you will see 17 listed under BSD, dig a bit
deeper, and you will see twelve of them are directly based on FreeBSD.

TrueOS has it's own little following, with Trident & GhostBSD, and is
trying to get out of the desktop market itself, but they are still all
downstream to FreeBSD. Who else has all the documentation. the variety of
packages, etc. Nobody else in the BSD space.

My humble opinion,
Clay Daniels

On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 6:39 PM hw <hw at> wrote:

> "Kevin P. Neal" <kpn at> writes:
> > On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 07:04:23PM +0200, hw wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> are you guys seriously expecting users to download packages they want to
> >> install at speeds around 25kb/s?  I'm already annoyed about them being
> >> painfully slow when downloads are 1000 times faster than that.
> >>
> >> Unless there is a solution to this problem, I will probably give up on
> >> trying out freebsd right away because usage in production even on my
> >> servers at home, let alone at work, simply won't be feasible.
> >
> > I don't actually know why it would be so slow, but it may be that lots of
> > people are upgrading to the new 11.3 release and the servers are swamped.
> > Which means that any other week there probably won't be an issue.
> Ok, maybe I'll try again next week.  In the meantime, Trueos seems quite
> likeable except that it somewhat forces you to use ZFS.  Since I don't
> want ZFS for what I'm doing, freebsd would probably be better.
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