Linked by Corey Holcomb-Hockin on Wed 5th Nov 2003 19:48 UTC
FreeBSD I've been using computers since I was quite young and have been using Unixlike OSes for about two years. Most of my life I've used Macs and only started using Windows and Unixlike OSes recently for programming. I'm good at learning OSes as long as they are documented. I've been using FreeBSD for about a year and a half.
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RE: Updating FreeBSD
by MattPie on Wed 5th Nov 2003 21:15 UTC

As far as the base OS goes, there's an official project that's just starting:
http://www.freebsd.org/projects/updater.html

As well as a less offical project that has gotten good reviews (but I haven't used myself):
http://www.daemonology.net/freebsd-update/

As for applications, the only solution I know of is portupgrade (tutorial: http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2003/08/28/FreeBSD_Basics.html ), but that builds from source. I see there's a -P option to portupgrade which will use binary packages when possible, but I haven't used it myself.