[ILUG] Favourite flavours
bryano at europlex.ie
Mon Jul 12 15:52:28 IST 2004
>>Strange because that *is* how distros like FreeBSD are built and last time
>>I checked FreeBSD was relevant in production environments, very relevant as
>>it happens, ports *is* the progenitor of portage....
> Funny thing is, on FreeBSD most of the time, you end up using binary
> packages rather than the ports subsystem, because the latter's just too
> much hassle a lot of the time.
> Your Mileage May Differ<tm>.
ports when I had to sync it on a 4.2 system to a modern day equivalent circa
FBSD 4.9, wasn't doable.
Maybe, if I could sanction and upgrade things would build again, the *best* I
did was a 4.5 minimal system to 4.9 on the test box, which to my mind meant
migrating the 4.2 systems to 4.5, then the 4.5 systems to 4.9.
Two complete rebuilds through seven minor release numbers... what could
possibly go wrong?
Given that sort of antiquity, I'd like to see any system upgrade well.
I've been driving with a great big nail in the back wheel of my motorcycle for
the last month fyi.
It reminds me to drive slow.
/Must fix that.
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