> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Rail mail > Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 12:28 AM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: upgrade > > > moved from slowlaris to freebsd for a web server. it is in a > production environment. > > will a binary upgrade catch all the security updates? should > I expect anything to break? (at least web server, ftp and ssh) > > besides time and effort, how does cvsup and build world > compare to binary upgrade? > > should I run the upgrade from sysinstall from disk, or throw > in a cd and use that sysinstall? > > the quick and dirty of the system is > running 5.1 on a dual xeon, hot swap scsi disks, tape drive > > thanks
Congratulations on the move to FreeBSD. I think you will find it was a wise move! The difference between a binary upgrade and an upgrade via CVS or cvsup is the time between creation of the sources. Binary upgrades generally come out durning major releases, for example, from 4.9 to 4.10. Any security patches added between that time were only available with a CVS/cvsup upgrade, followed by a system rebuild. If you're looking for an install-time answer to your third question, I usually download a 'mini' .ISO and install via FTP, to catch the most recent version of the 4.x branch. Then I immediately follow with a cvsup and a make world, followed by a new kernel build. This ensures I have the best sources and most current security patches (that are stable). As to your last question, although I quoted 4.x branch sources/binaries, this all applies the same to the 5.x and beyond. Hope this was a help. Eric F Crist _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"