One reason why I love OpenBSD



Published at 2024-01-13T22:55:33+02:00

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I just upgraded my OpenBSD's from 7.3 to 7.4 by following the unattended upgrade guide:

https://www.openbsd.org/faq/upgrade74.html

$ doas installboot sd0 # Update the bootloader (not for every upgrade required)
$ doas sysupgrade # Update all binaries (including Kernel)

sysupgrade downloaded and upgraded to the next release and rebooted the system. After the reboot, I run:

$ doas sysmerge # Update system configuration files
$ doas pkg_add -u # Update all packages
$ doas reboot # Just in case, reboot one more time

That's it! Took me around 5 minutes in total! No issues, only these few comands, only 5 minutes! It just works! No problems, no conflicts, no tons (actually none) config file merge conflicts.

I followed the same procedure the previous times and never encountered any difficulties with any OpenBSD upgrades.

I have seen upgrades of other Operating Systems either take a long time or break the system (which takes manual steps to repair). That's just one of many reasons why I love OpenBSD! There appear never to be any problems. It just gets its job done!

The OpenBSD Project

BTW: are you looking for an opinionated OpenBSD VM hoster? OpenBSD Amsterdam may be for you. They rock (I am having a VM there, too)!

https://openbsd.amsterdam

E-Mail your comments to paul@nospam.buetow.org :-)

Other *BSD related posts are:

2016-04-09 Jails and ZFS with Puppet on FreeBSD
2022-07-30 Let's Encrypt with OpenBSD and Rex
2022-10-30 Installing DTail on OpenBSD
2024-01-13 One reason why I love OpenBSD (You are currently reading this)

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