Blindingly Fast Upgrade

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In the OpenSolaris world, a Blindingly Fast Upgrade' (BFU) or Bonwick/Faulkner Upgrade or Big F'ing Upgrade, is a process used to upgrade a subset of a Solaris system's binaries using cpio archives instead of full software packages.[1] BFUs are not a recommended method for end users to upgrade their systems but the OpenSolaris developers and enthusiasts wanting the latest features on their machines use this as a fast way to upgrade the software on their machine.[1]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Installing and Testing ON". Sun Microsystems, Inc. 2006-04-05. Retrieved 2007-10-10.