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Old 24th June 2015
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The BSD way is to separate the base system (/usr) from user added code (/usr/local). For both OpenBSD and FreeBSD this evolved into two separate code groups each with its mechanism of updating.

M:tier is flexible so that both base and/or userland can be updated. For my main system, I uses OpenBSD patches I apply myself and M:tier for package updates.

It is even possible to make an M:tier menu entry, requiring root confirmation, into a DE/WM. I incorporated this into the latest iteration of a SimpleDE for OpenBSD

Last edited by shep; 24th June 2015 at 07:53 PM. Reason: clarify
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