Tag Archives: ports

Upcoming in FreeBSD 8.x

A friend of mine shot me this article today (What’s cooking for FreeBSD 8?), which is a pretty detailed outline of the things coming up for FreeBSD 8. I have to say, some of the things have got be excited! Some of the highlights that I want to see: Parallel Ports Build (announcement) Jails v2 […]

Weekly Update Notifications via Portmaster

Update: I have suggested a minor improvement to this setup.  Read More… For some time now I’ve been maintaining about a dozen FreeBSD jails, each running a different set of services. Everything from email to BIND, DHCP to nagios. One of the difficulties of trying to maintain so many servers has been tracking and applying […]

update your system (and ports) with csup

I want to thank one of the readers who left a comment recently regarding the use of cvsup.  Apparently, some time ago, cvsup was replaced with a smaller, faster utility which comes included in the base OS.  This tool is simply: csup. Some of the benefits of using csup instead of cvsup are: It comes […]