When is BuildWorld necessary?
list-freebsd-2004 at morbius.sent.com
Sat Sep 16 13:14:24 PDT 2006
On Saturday 16 September 2006 20:41, Bob wrote:
> I recently installed FreeBSD 6.1 over the net from sources. I am keeping
> things up-to-date using CVSup.
> When portaudit tells me I have a security issue; I update/re-install the
> affected port. When a kernel patch comes in, I re-compile the kernel; which
> now stands at FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-p6 #3.
> From what I can tell, buildworld re-builds the base system, something I
> have yet to do. My thought is to do a buildworld only when the OS version
> is updated to the next number above 6.1. I understand this happens at
> about 4 month intervals.
> My question is, is there a good reason to buildworld before a version
> change? I hate "fixing" something which is working perfectly, and this
> system has been stellar!
Not all of the point releases are for the kernel, for example 6.1-RELEASE-p2
was a sendmail fix.
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