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Date:      Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:42:18 +0200
From:      "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs@berklix.com>
To:        Outback Dingo <outbackdingo@gmail.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org, "Herbert J. Skuhra" <hskuhra@eumx.net>, AMS_MDF_operations <AMS_MDF_operations@tele2.com>
Subject:   Re: Problem creating user account 
Message-ID:  <201304231442.r3NEgICq047723@fire.js.berklix.net>
In-Reply-To: Your message "Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:12:46 EDT." <CAKYr3zya2Wn3XtywQA78cxt0BsFzj-FsWMm0oMJHv6Vthy7dhQ@mail.gmail.com> 

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Outback Dingo wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Julian H. Stacey <jhs@berklix.com> wrote:
> 
> > "Herbert J. Skuhra" wrote:
> > > Den 23.04.2013 13:17, skrev AMS_MDF_operations:
> > > > LS,
> > > > What is going ewrong?
> > > >
> > > > Problem : Creating user account
> > > >
> > > > -bash-2.05b$ uname -a
> > > > FreeBSD us-syslog01.dcn.versatel.net 4.9-RELEASE-p10 FreeBSD
> > > > 4.9-RELEASE-p10 #1: Thu Jun 24 10:04:37 GMT 2004
> > > > root@syslog1.versatel.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SYSLOG  i386
> > > > -bash-2.05b$
> > >
> > > This version of FreeBSD is 9 years old and long EOL'ed.
> > > Have you ever considered upgrading this machine?
> >
> > Wow !  Actually I too still run some 4 (for reasons
> > I won't distract this thread with) as well as other hosts on
> > 9.1-RELEASE etc, but if AMS_MDF_operations@tele2.com needs to stay
> > on 4, he/she should at least consider upgrading to 4.11-RELEASE for
> > various bug fixes while staying on same feature set.
> >
> >
> looking at the hostname, it simply appears to be a syslog server, so why
> upgrade it, if it aint broke dont fix it
> 4.X was rock solid stable and fast

Yes, 4 was light on resources too, no bloated gcc make worlds
thrashing on *insn*.c  back then.  But I still long ago upgraded
all my 4.x to 4.11, just as I similarly raised sundry 6.* hosts to
last minor number of 6.4.

Raising to last minor numbers is generaly easy, reduces local version
diversity, gets free bug fixes without the cost of problems from
new features/ changes in new major numbers. Increases the chances
someone out there is running the same major.minor combo, even if EOL'd.

Cheers,
Julian
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