>  On a similar note: I think one of serious drawbacks of FreeBSD's model
>  for
>  updating and bugfixing the stable branch is 'make world'. It's very
>  inefficient and cumbersome way to do this on production machines.
>  is stable enough for us to be able to prepare binary patches, which can
>  be
>  applied to a system in some (known) version. Especially security fixes,
>  which are usually limited to specific programs.

Try buildworld on one machine and installworld on all of your production
boxes.. installworld only takes 10-20 minutes to run on my crappy IDE

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
"The nice thing about standards is that there
are so many of them to choose from."
  -- Andrew Tanenbaum

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