-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 Zbigniew Szalbot wrote: > Hello, > > 2008/2/20, Matthew Seaman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: >> Make sure you track [EMAIL PROTECTED] and apply any system patches >> in a timely manner. Also make full use of portaudit(1) and generally ensure >> that you are running up to date versions of any ported software. > > Thaaanks! Ah... this brings me to one more question. I love 6.3 but > should I wait to install 7.0? I mean I'd hate having to update a few > months after the server is up and running. Especially, that any > updates will be remotely handled (fortunately the ISP promises to help > if need be - they are excellent and very responsive in this respect).
Well, the 7.0 release candidates available now seem to run very stably wherever I've tried them. The make a big difference to performance, especially if you're running highly contended, multi-threaded applications. On the other hand, I've done a number of remote 6.x -> 7.0 upgrades without any huge difficulty. You run a risk of thinks screwing up if your 7.0 kernel doesn't boot properly, for which you'ld need remote hands to get you unstuck. Also, you /will/ need to recompile everything you've installed on the machine -- applications compiled under 6.x will run just fine so long as you don't do the 'delete-old-libs' step of the upgrade procedure too soon, and you can install the compat6x libs to survive even that. However having a lot of 6.x software installed will make it exceeding difficult to maintain your ports, plus the new compiler in 7.0 can get you some useful performance enhancements. That mega-recompilation step does tend to lead to some non-neglible periods of service downtime, but apart from the time consumption it's pretty routine stuff. Cheers, Matthew - -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.4 (FreeBSD) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFHvGuQ8Mjk52CukIwRCA1hAJ4jvOra+2jdgpOp9zS/DSNMOYjkDwCfYWRN HEQws1mEcw5DOsMx7ofsL8k= =i1jL -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"