[PC-BSD Testing] Upgrade/Install and CD#2

Matt Olander matt at ixsystems.com
Wed Aug 22 12:57:49 PDT 2007

On Wednesday 22 August 2007 12:49 pm, Andrei Kolu wrote:
> > Is Josh or John Hixson on this list? I'd be interested in hearing ideas
> > to improve upgrading. For larger installations, not keeping
> > ports/packages across an upgrade is extremely unpleasant :/
> >
> > -matt
> Especially for users on dial-up and slow/costly internet connections. Ports
> tree should stay intact- whatever version it has. Upgrading ports with csup
> or portsnap will be 100x faster.
> And I still don't get the idea about backing up user files in home folder?
> What the point- all files would be on same folder later anyway... Back up
> only KDE and apps configurations. PBI- installations should work after any
> upgrade path (installcd/online)- if not then PBI is bad/**** and should be
> banned from pbidir.com.

I don't understand what you mean. What's the point of backing up home 
directories? You mean just overwrite them!?


Matt Olander
CTO, iXsystems - "Servers for Open Source"  http://www.iXsystems.com
Public Relations, The FreeBSD Project         http://www.FreeBSD.org
BSD on the Desktop!                             http://www.pcbsd.org
Phone: (408)943-4100 ext. 113                     Fax: (408)943-4101

More information about the Testing mailing list