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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"Can the pbi-infrastructure do a system-wide upgrade like "apt-get upgrade", or a database search like "apt-cache search XYZ"? If not, I'll pass, for now."
If that's the only criteria for operating system/platform selection you'll miss something very good.
And I don't think system-wide upgrade like "apt-get upgrade" or whatever distro/platform specific direct upgrade tool/path you're using on production system is A GOOD PRACTICE !
In about ten years I did many many platform upgrades and every single and each time those were failures.

I canīt tell about other distros/package management systems but on Debian and Debian derived distros, itīs just a matter of using apt-pinning (I like to upgrade kernels manually if and when needed among some other big and/or important packages so I pin those down) and apt-listbugs to avoid potential critical problems when upgrading.

Debian Sid (unstable) tends to break sometimes because they release updates often but you can use Etch with some packages from Sid using the method above without any problems at all. I have yet to break a working system that way.

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