kai at emptydomain.de
Sun Mar 14 11:14:04 PST 2004
Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> writes:
> On Sun, Mar 14, 2004 at 05:37:56PM +0100, Kai Grossjohann wrote:
>> I wonder if this could be made easier. I'd be surprised if there
>> wasn't a method of doing binary upgrades already. For example, if we
>> decided to track releases, would that enable us to do binary upgrades
>> using sysinstall, say? I vaguely remember having seen an upgrade
>> option in there...
Yes, being able to install security updates is a cool thing. I've now
installed it and read the freebsd-update(8) and freebsd-update.conf(5)
Alas, I don't grok it, yet.
- Is the intent that I can make my own server? Or is it "just" a
convenient way to receive binary upgrades for releases? (I put
the quotes there because I think it is not a small feat.)
- If I'm supposed to be able to make my own server, how to put stuff
- What does it do with config files during the upgrade? (Actually,
I think for me it would be sufficient for the thing to install
default config files -- I've got cfengine to handle the rest...)
- Can it upgrade from one version to another, or is it for security
Regardless of the answers, however, I can already see that it will
help us tremendously: we just install a release, then let
freebsd-update handle the rest for the base system. And for the
ports, we think of another way, such as the "portupgrade -avRPP"
command that I mentioned before.
Now the only thing missing is my ability to convince them ;-)
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