Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Oct 2009 12:06 UTC, submitted by ebasconp
OpenBSD As mentioned in the release announcement: "Many people have received their 4.6 CDs in the mail by now, and we really don't want them to be without the full package repository. We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.6. This is our 26th release on CD-ROM (and 27th via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install." I really want news like this on the front page, but sadly, the long list of improvements makes no sense to me - I don't know what's important and what isn't. If someone can provide a nice readable summary of the most important improvements, I'll include it to the item and place it on the front page. There we are.
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RE[2]: Cool, but...
by vermaden on Mon 19th Oct 2009 13:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Cool, but..."
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FreeBSD is nice, but having to compile everything takes a lot of time.

NetBSD I don't know, never used it.

OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD, all three provide packages that can be added by pkg_add(1), you MAY compile from ports, but packages are available on all of these systems.

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RE[3]: Cool, but...
by phoenix on Mon 19th Oct 2009 16:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Cool, but..."
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There are even solutions for using only binary packages with FreeBSD:

* the -P and -PP options for portupgrade
* the pkg_upgrade script from the bsdadminscripts port
* using pkg_delete and pkg_add manually
* probably others that I haven't used yet

Ports offers the most flexibility, but it's not the only way to install software on FreeBSD.

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