Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Dec 2006 17:26 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD Just in time for the new year, the PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PC-BSD version 1.3 for public download. You may download this release and view the change log. The team is also launching a web design contest for the new web site of 2007.
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upgrade with one command?
by antik on Wed 3rd Jan 2007 08:25 UTC
antik
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2006-05-19

Why you have to upgrade with one command? You can break your system and make it unusable. With FreeBSD you can upgrade your applications with one command:

# portupgrade -Na

N stands for "upgrade only applications that got newer equivalent in ports, other stays untouched".
a mean, you tell portupgrade to look at all installed applications.

Base system stays untouched, that mean if your upgrade process goes awry, you can use your system for other tasks and fix it later (you can reboot your server box from 1000 miles away without worrying about if it's dead... again- sry Linux guys, I know what you feel then...).

Upgrading base system is another story and I don't remember any (I mean I got zero problem in five years) broken systems after whole userland+kernel upgrade with FreeBSD.

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