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Date:      Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:14:03 +0300
From:      Volodymyr Kostyrko <c.kworr@gmail.com>
To:        Aleksandr Miroslav <alexmiroslav@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: how often to update ports?
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Aleksandr Miroslav wrote:
> How often do you folks update your ports/packages. I was manging two
> servers for years for my personal web/email, and I've rarely gone for
> more than 3 months with any single package being not up to date,
> usually about once a month I would update all my ports.
>
>
> Recently, in the past few months or so, I've added several more
> servers, I currently have around 10 servers that I'm managing, and
> because of changes in my work schedule, it has become somewhat quite
> tedious to do this (keep ports updated as frequently, I mean).
>
>> From what I've gleaned from this list and other BSD mailing lists that
> I'm on, is that some people don't update their port-installed packages
> nearly as frequently (security patches/updates aside). Some people go
> for months/years without doing so.
>
> So I'm curious, how often do you keep your ports update, and what are
> the reasons for doing so?

I update my desktops daily. The process is streamlined and doesn't need 
an eye on it. I'm updating servers weekly or so.

This means I have smaller blob of updates and almost never face large 
updates that broke everything.

-- 
Sphinx of black quartz judge my vow.



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