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Date:      Tue, 03 Feb 2009 08:18:23 -0500
From:      Akenner <>
To:        User Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Patching / Updating / Upgrading
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*Snipping for those who don't want to have an inbox full of my text, and 
out of being polite*

Thanks very much! I've been thinking about setting up another FreeBSD 
machine so I can test both CVS and FreeBSD-update without mixing the two 
together which from what I hear is a bad idea, and I think that would 
also help me learn both ways of doing it.

Thanks again for the help! I think first I'll test out the 
freebsd-update way of things since, well, that's the closest to what I'm 
used to and will have a much smaller learning curve if any at all. Ad 
then I can set up a machine to do it with cvsup. I was really having 
some trouble understanding what they meant by RELEASE VS STABLE in the 
context of fixes and so on. The idea of it wasn't new as Slackware uses 
a very VERY similar method for talking about versions of their stuff, 
which I guess is a good thing. And my Slackware books used to have BSDi 
logos on them so I guess it's nice to see a Linux distro and BSD getting 
along. Patrick seems to be more appreciative of BSD than other Linux 
distros as it is. (If you read up on Slackware, he flat out tells you to 
just look for BSD texts because they are more technical and better 
written than the PR style Linux stuff you generally find) which leads me 
to believe that Patrick likes BSD quite a bit.

Thanks again,


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