Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jan 2007 18:13 UTC, submitted by iangibson
FreeBSD FreeBSD 6.2, one of the most popular versions of the free BSD Unix operating system, is out with new features and updates. It plugs holes and, in addition to the usual route of installing directly to a hard drive this time around, offers a LiveCD that can be used to rescue a broken system. Developers on the free version of the BSD Unix operating system hope it will help build momentum for what is arguably the most popular BSD variant in use.
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RE: The only thing missing is ...
by sithgunner on Fri 19th Jan 2007 01:28 UTC in reply to "The only thing missing is ..."
sithgunner
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2006-02-16

Even if you have many machines, as long as you share similar architecture and not every machine requiring different softwares and hardware, you can simply build on 1 machine, which can be a dedicated ports build machine, then distribute the prebuilt packages to the rest of the farm.

FreeBSD or Gentoo Linux has this nice mechanism to get you your own made ports as packages.

I just can't go back to binary distribution these days, when the real drawback is that you can't choose the feature of the application as well as dependency of it (Though x11 dependency on binary packages are usually sorted out as no-x11 packages, but that's a bit of a dirty hack). As I always say, installing more, decreases security.

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