Wednesday, February 24, 2016

FreeBSD: Update and Upgrade

Updating, or applying security patches, is quite straightforward:

freebsd-update fetch
freebsd-update install

The first command will determine if any outstanding patches are available, and if so, will list the files that will be modified if the patches are applied. The second command will apply the patches.

Upgrades are divided in two types: minor and major upgrades:
- Upgrades from one minor version of FreeBSD to another, like from FreeBSD 10.1 to FreeBSD 10.2, are called minor version upgrades;
- Upgraded from one major version to another, like from FreeBSD 9.X to FreeBSD 10.X, are called major version upgrades.
Both types of upgrades can be performed by providing freebsd-update with a release version target:

freebsd-update -r 10.2-RELEASE upgrade


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Chinese New Year Holiday: Orlando

I've been to Orlando, Florida in January 1999, I was 16 at that time. I still remember the old airplane that took the group from GRU (São Paulo) to MCO (Orlando) with a quick stop in Trinidad and Tobago for refuel. The Orlando trip was based on four main Disney parks, Universal studios (at that time the Island of Adventure was under construction or about to open, I guess), Bush Garden and Sea World. At the end we went to Miami by bus, mainly for shopping, and then came back to São Paulo.

Now I had the opportunity to go back to Florida with my family, at this time in February 2016 during Chinese New Year break. The weather is about the same (cold!!!) and now the journey started from HKG (Hong Kong) with stops in SFO (San Francisco) in the outward journey, and ORD (Chicago) when returning.