DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2005-04
Re: Stable tag will be slipped Sunday and release engineering will begin Monday
Peter Schuller wrote:
I can't even begin to imagine what people do on on servers.
'Funny you should mention that'....
For 'production' servers, it is simply not an issue.
- 'Miminal' FreeBSD 4.X, or standard DragonFlyBSD install
- Add: cvsup-without-gui*, joe, bash
- cvsup to latest STABLE, run make cycle. Repeat to insure sync.
- Add Utilities:
These will bring in a host of 'sputniks', including a few Xlibs, but
only a few.
There may be perl or python versioning issues. Easily handled.
*Usually built from the developer's generic tarballs, not ports or pkgsrc.
If I am wrong and there is some magical way of upgrading pkgsrc - please enlighten me :)
No magic. Simplicity.
Most servers need only a few groups of 'functionalities':
1) Mail Services:
3) Optionally, or in support, a 'serious' DB:
4) The editors, utilities, maintenance and analytical tools of your choice.
Nearly everything else, and a whole lot of these, are already in the
Just 'coz F/OSS is free and available doesn't mean you have to load (and
maintain) all of it.
Desktop are a whole 'nuther story, but if setting up and maintaining a
BSD or Linux desktop is too onerous, buy a Mini-Mac or an eCS license.