how much space does freebsd-update need for the workdir?
cperciva at freebsd.org
Wed Jan 17 00:24:34 UTC 2007
Jay Chandler wrote:
> lveax wrote:
>> i have upgraded to 6.2. i notice there is a new tool freebsd-update.
>> where i can find the freebsd-update mirror server list?
The FreeBSD Update client does that automatically, using DNS SRV magic.
>> and how much space does it need?
That depends upon how many security updates are issued. Hopefully not
much space. :-)
More seriously, the /var/db/freebsd-update/ directory holds the new and
old versions of any files which are updated, in order to allow you to
rollback security updates (not that I ever expect this to be necessary).
As a wild guess, I'm going to say that this is likely to add up to about
> On a related note, I already have the freebsd-update port installed.
> Should I uninstall it and use the one that's part of the OS, or keep
> going as I've been doing?
Uninstall the port. The new FreeBSD Update code in the base system is
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