Hello! > > i'd like to know how people live with freebsd. > > do you use only ports or only packages or a mixture?
Some uses just ports...while others use packages only if they exist in the first place or they cross compiled. Hell, a lot of people use both ports and packages. The reasons vary and it is not restrictive to pick either one. > do you upgrade from version to version using freebsd tools or do it > manually? Manually is the traditional way. The freebsd tools (if you meant the binary upgrade method) is just a new way. Few are switching over as the time progresses. There are some in the production environment that prefer using binary upgrades as it will provide lower downtimes. > do you have a different approach regarding the above depending on > whether it is for a server or a desktop? Yes, avoid GUI stuff when using server or vice verse. That's just one example out of millions of examples. > > the handbook tells you what you can do, but i'd like to know what is > actually done and why. The way it should work: You find out what you want your FreeBSD computer to do, you look into the available documentations on how to do it. Not the other way around. Chris > -- > In friendship, > prad > > ... with you on your journey > Towards Freedom > http://www.towardsfreedom.com (website) > Information, Inspiration, Imagination - truly a site for soaring I's > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions- > [EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"