Stable tag will be slipped Sunday and release engineering will begin Monday

Freddie Cash fcash-ml at
Tue Apr 5 12:44:17 PDT 2005

> I think there is only one decent conclusion to draw from this:

> We NEED rollbacks!

> We need a easy and reliable way to roll back either the installed
> packages or the whole system, a filesystem or a directory to a
> previous,
> know working state.

Use -b with portupgrade.  This creates a package of the old version of
the software before it is uninstalled, and stores it in a safe place. 
Then, if the update doesn't work, you can just pkg_add the old version
and be back where you started.

Freddie Cash, CCNT CCLP        Helpdesk / Network Support Tech.
School District 73             (250) 377-HELP [377-4357]
fcash at xxxxxxxxxx               helpdesk at xxxxxxxxxx

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