I went down to the tech book store and bought freeBSD on CD's.
it happened to be 5.1. I, a neophyte, assumed it was "kosher".
I bought it and installed it on 2 machines and pretty much ok so far. Now I've been reading about the STABLE and CURRENT branches and cvsup and all other kinds of "keeping up".
What I want is production boxs with of course bug fix and security upgrades, but not needing always the latest app releases.
I've tried to grok the release engineering and all but I don't get it. I'm going to put freeBSD on 2 other machines as well, but don't know whether to install 4.9, use my 5.1 CD's (and then presumably have to go to 5.2 + ??? to keep up?), 5.2 or what. Not to mention the 2 already installed.
I want to keep all 4 machines pretty much in synch.
thanks for any clarification i can get on: 1. which is best "production" version 2. what is best essential upkeep mechanism (not so much for apps but for bug fixes in OS and security fixes/patches on essential stuff like OpenSsh)
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