Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd May 2006 17:41 UTC, submitted by Joel Dahl
FreeBSD "The Security Team has been concerned for some time by anecdotal reports concerning the number of FreeBSD systems which are not being promptly updated or are running FreeBSD releases which have passed their End of Life dates and are no longer supported. In order to better understand which FreeBSD versions are in use, how people are (or aren't) keeping them updated, and why it seems so many systems are not being updated, I have put together a short survey of 12 questions. The information gathered will inform the work done by the Security Team, as well as my own personal work on FreeBSD this summer."
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no robust upgrade mechanism
by project_2501 on Mon 22nd May 2006 22:43 UTC
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sure, almost every OS has upgrade mechanisms, and often there are more than one.

the problem is that, theoretical or aesthetic beauty aside, experience has shown that the rpm/apt method of upgrading packages or even kernels has proven to be much more successful than anything offered by the *BSD family.

the point here is not that no mechanism is provided, but that through experience, portupgrade and the like have failed too often.

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