Message: 4
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2009 16:37:14 -0500
From: Akenner <>
Subject: Patching / Updating / Upgrading

Hello all,

> So if anyone could lend a little but in typing out what they use for
> updates and how they go about it, I'd appreciate it. I've already
> gotten a full CVSup file sent to me by a member on here which was a
> great help in deciding how to set up the file. I'm more or less
> wondering with CVSup if I keep using RELEASE or do I use Stable. 

use RELEASE for a production server, STABLE on a desktop or test 
machine.  IMHO

use CVS if you have to build a custom kernel, I do this on my two 
production servers.  On my minimal install print servers, I use 
freebsd-update about once a month.   it is a bit fiddly to get 
through a proxy that needs auth, but it can be done.

> And of course if anyone uses freebsd-update if they have suggestions
> I'd love to hear those as well :) 

it works, it is quick, if you use the generic kernel.

> -Allen

       DA Fo rsyth            Network Supervisor
Principal Technical Officer -- Institute for Water Research

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