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View Poll Results: What OpenBSD flavor do you use?
-release without patches 10 37.04%
-release with selected patches 2 7.41%
-release with all patches 2 7.41%
-stable built once 0 0%
-stable built as patches are published 6 22.22%
-stable built, but with a different frequency 1 3.70%
-current through a snapshot 10 37.04%
-current through a snapshot followed by building 3 11.11%
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Old 4th July 2009
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Default What OpenBSD flavors does our readership use?

I'm curious. It may be both beneficial & interesting to see what our readership runs.

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I'm running OpenBSD 4.5 release without patches on an old PIII IBM T23 laptop. This is the first system I have used OpenBSD on. I've been using FreeBSD on my desktop systems for 10 years but OpenBSD was easier to step up and detected my DLink wifi card. I'm very impressed with OpenBSD so far!
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On all of my systems, I use OpenBSD -RELEASE with errata patches.. although sometimes I merge things from -STABLE or -CURRENT, with care.

As for ports, sometimes I take things from -CURRENT.. but hopefully this will change really soon!

Basically your run of the mill frankensystem.
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I use -current on all my systems. I build from source, as I use a custom kernel and a custom userland on the build platforms, then make GENERIC releases available for binary rollout to other systems from there.

I'll rarely go "beyond -current" and test uncommitted patches offered on tech@, if the offered patch addresses something of specific interest. I just did that last week for a Via chipset I use on a server; it was the first time I'd installed an uncommitted patch in many months.

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Since I run common archs, I use snapshot packages when possible, and build ports when necessary. I know a couple of people who not only build -current from source, but who build the entire ports tree in sync with their release. I don't. I lack the time, interest, processing power, and storage space.
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Plain old -release here, for both Open and Net. BSD is still just at the hobby stage for me. The relatively little time I have to work on it is necessarily spent learning other things than bleeding over the edge.
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I build from source my own stable releases i386 and sparc64 as patches are published and then do fresh reinstall via network of all my computers.

As for ports, I run essentially unsupported systems. I run lots ports which are back ported from the current branch either by somebody else or me. I also run quite a few applications which are not officially ported to OpenBSD. Again some of that stuff is my hack, and some of that stuff is hacked by other people.

Very seldom, when I play with new software, I run the snapshot of current.
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Since my only OpenBSD system sits in an out of the way spot, it vasically runs a straight release. 2 times a year or less, she gets moved from release X.Y -> X.Z and all packages updated. It's basically one of those setups you'll forget about as long as it keeps runnin'

if I had a more exposed OpenBSD system or one on a desktop or laptop; I would likely track stable or current.
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stable built as patches are published on my home machines. After 4.6 is released, I'll move to -current as long as it will work on my 500mhz machine.

Well, since I had a small problem with the hd, I went ahead and installed a snapshot to check and play with on this 500mhz machine:
$uname -a : OpenBSD playbox.my.domain 4.6 GENERIC#61 i386
or from dmesg: OpenBSD 4.6-current (GENERIC) #61: Tue Jul 14 23:18:05 MDT 2009

Sure enjoyed installing 4.6, and so far, everything works great.

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Using openbsd 4.4
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Using openbsd 4.4
Not based on the php4-core you're using, apparently. php4 was removed after 4.3, and the version you say you've installed is for OpenBSD 3.4.
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-release, period.

And look forward to our "oBSD-Christmas" in May and November.

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I always download and run the newest snaps to get the newest functionality and see what bugs i run into.
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I run the latest snapshots because that is the best.

I think the options are a little misleading since -release is really just the release. -stable is just patches, so the options '-release plus patches' are not really different from -stable; just a different way to update your code..

Also is it just me or do the percentages not add up to 100%?

42.86+9.52+9.52+23.81+4.76+28.57+9.52 => 128.56

FWIW
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...so the options '-release plus patches' are not really different from -stable; just a different way to update your code..
Not quite true. The differences between -release + patches & -stable used to be more promient in the FAQ:

http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvswe...3&r2=1.154&f=h

Basically, the following oversimplification still holds:
Code:
-stable = -release + patches + minor changes which formal patches don't address
-stable is just a little bit more.
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Not quite true. The differences between -release + patches & -stable used to be more promient in the FAQ:
That is very interesting; I didn't realize that.
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