Linked by Nathan Mace on Tue 19th Mar 2002 17:21 UTC
FreeBSD Most tech savvy geeks can work their way through a FreeBSD install, even if they have no prior UNIX experience. However installing an OS and configuring an OS are two totally different things. This article is targeted towards anyone who might be wondering about FreeBSD, but doesn't know what to do with it after they install it. This isn't then end-all be-all of FreeBSD howto's. Just some of the simple stuff. Update: Some of the readers of OSNews have emailed me concerning corrections that need to be made in this article. Dig in (third page) for more.
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Re: To you ANTI cvsup/ Anti FreeBSD people
by Anthony on Mon 25th Mar 2002 19:37 UTC

You've forgotten that many ports are not converted to a package binary. Also what you just explained is how to install new packages not how to keep your entire system updated. One more thing you missed is that even if this worked it would only update the port/packages not the FreeBSD source (e.g. /usr, /etc, kernel, etc) the only way to do this is to cvsup the source and then do a make world. In comparison to what you've just explained I would rather go with a cvsup ports and then use portsupgrade, that is the easiest way to go but that was not the issue.