Charlie Sorsby writes:
If the version you are currently running does what you require, there is
no reason for you to update, no matter what anyone says.
Nobody suggested that you replace all your hardware? Well, you were
lucky, then. Newer versions of FreeBSD never have bugs; if they don't
work on a system that worked with an older version of FreeBSD, the only
possibility is that the hardware somehow failed while you were
installing the newer version. I've been told this again and again when
I've had problems, but I obstinately refuse to believe it just because
someone says it is so.
If it works, don't change it. Don't listen to the upgrade fanatics who
constantly install the latest bleeding-edge releases of the OS simply
because they don't have anything better to do. Never fix what isn't
Ah, that's different ... at least in that case you have a reason to
I daresay that lynx will probably run under 3.4, but it's not a very
Where and what is "real BSD"?
For what it's worth, I have about 128 MB in use on / after a standard
install of 5.3, which is no doubt bigger than 4.x, but you may still be
getting close. I put 2 GB on /, and 7% is in use.