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Date:      Sat, 20 Aug 2011 16:22:45 -0400
From:      Jerry <>
To:        FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: A quality operating system
Message-ID:  <20110820162245.166e8a05@scorpio>
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On Sat, 20 Aug 2011 11:09:53 -0700
Michael Sierchio articulated:

> On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Dave Pooser
> <> wrote:
> > 3) Updates are a mess. It's cool that I *can* compile a new kernel,
> > but that I *have* to is ridiculous. Updating a server should not be
> > more difficult than "yum update" -- full stop.
> Are you lazy, or stupid?  man freebsd-update

I have never wasted my time with it personally; however, I thought I
read somewhere that it did not work if the user had built a custom
kernel. From what I have seen written regarding it, you have to move the
custom kernel out of the way and replace it with the generic kernel,
run the freebsd-update program and then re-install the custom kernel and
then rebuild that. Assuming that is correct, I can safely say that only
a masochist would find that solution given the numerous possibilities
for catastrophic failure any serious consideration. Obviously the KISS
principal was considered important in this scenario.

Jerry ✌

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