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

Charles A. Landemaine charles at pcbsd.org
Thu Aug 23 13:24:30 PDT 2007

On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 17:04:12 -0300, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com> wrote:
> Here's how it works. The build server prepares a base image, and
> compresses the entire image into a large tbz file of "/", then this is
> extracted on the users drive during the install / upgrade.
> So for example, the image will have KDE 3.5.7 installed, and all the
> various corresponding entries in /var/db/pkg just as a normal system
> would. The upgrade doesn't go through and just remove / replace old
> packages on the system. Doing so would take forever, and be a dependency
> nightmare, especially if a user has started modifying the installed  
> ports.

If the user has connectivity to the the Internet, he could upgrade his  
ports but how many days would it take? :P

Charles A. Landemaine.

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