--On September 17, 2006 6:18:24 AM +0200 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
No one has mentioned the security/freebsd-update port. With that you can
apply updates to the kernel and world without having to build them *if*
(and only if!) you are running a GENERIC kernel. For remote
administration, this may be a good option for some.
On Saturday 16 September 2006 15:52, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
But I have one question - do you rebuild the world on a remote machine
Sorry; I am a newbie at FreeBSD, and have never done a buildworld :-( I
have spent lots of time on Linux, Solaris, and SCO, but this is my
first cut at BSD.
Just from past NIX experience though, I would never rebuild an entire
OS remotely without having someone onsite to push the On/Off switch
when the inevitable happens :-(
We have someone to push the switch. I just thought if it is possible to
be done without engaging the support.
I've done a number of build world and kernel routines without a problem.
make install world
This has worked for me on three different systems, all of which are easily
accessible if something goes wrong. I have one server that's about 20
miles away and much more critical than the others (in terms of uptime and
accessibility) *and* I don't have remote access to the server through a
KVM or similar. For that one I use freebsd-update, because I don't want
to have to suddenly jump in the car and drive 30 minutes (while the server
is down) to fix a problem.
Paul Schmehl ([EMAIL PROTECTED])
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas