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    updating tips


    hi,

    tracking now 4.5 stable yahoo
    on my pc which is 56Kdialup speedemon

    now I need advice on staying in sync with src.


    How often update src?
    once aweek?

    and updating src, is the process as long as the install?

    also for example I installed from 4.3 release with kde, now I want to update my
    mesa and xfree can I simply make them from ports and they install without braking anything

    thanks just need advice so I can majoong
    Last edited by Bob Loblaw; January 31st, 2002 at 12:50 PM.
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    >> How often update src?

    Maybe every 4 months. That is, only when you need to upgrade your branch. Say there is an exploit and your src needs to be patched, you don't need to cvsup your entire src, instead, you can simply apply the patch and rebuild that binary.

    >> is the process as long as the install?

    cvsup alone shouldn't be too long (even on dailup). Buildworld could take 10 times longer than a initial install (from binary).

    >> now I want to update my mesa and xfree

    Check here -> http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2001...y_Daemons.html
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    yeah I used cvsup static no gui
    cause could not get the other one at the time which is faster I think but using the static it took 6+ hours for everything
    but the other one i used was fast.

    10 times longer woo!

    so whats up with the people who are supping everyday are they constantly compiling none stop?
    or are you guys just keeping mirror close by?

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