Bug ID: 213564
Summary: [handbook] [patch] clarify Updating FreeBSD chapter to
contrast binary-only and source-based upgrade
Severity: Affects Many People
Created attachment 175861
patch to handbook/cutting_edge
Currently Chapter 23 mixes these two types of content. This may be confusing
to new users.
In particular, I see recurring questions on the mailing lists about problems
using freebsd-update in situations where it is may not be the best strategy.
A new Section is introduced, "Choosing a Strategy", which clearly shows what
part of the remaining chapter content is relevant to which strategy. This is
introduced right after the Synopsis.
The Synopsis grows a reference to this section. In addition, one excellent
line is pulled from the top of the FreeBSD Update section and moved the top
here. There is some minor rewording to go with that.
A disclaimer is added to the FreeBSD Update section about which architectures
it is available for. This is a hack; that information should be provided
elsewhere. Right now the information is correct but misleading.
Finally, a minor change to the last section attempts to clarify that it is
applicable to source updates and only in certain environments.
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