Freebsd-update with a custom kernel and jails
freebsd at optiksecurite.com
Mon Oct 6 15:32:01 UTC 2008
FreeBSD a écrit :
> FreeBSD a écrit :
>> matt donovan a écrit :
>>> On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 12:58 PM, FreeBSD <freebsd at optiksecurite.com>
>>>> There is my situation:
>>>> I want to be able to use freebsd-update to update a FreeBSD 7.0-Release
>>>> installation to the latest security patches (I want an update and
>>>> not an
>>>> upgrade if I understand correctly). Where this gets more complicated
>>>> is that
>>>> I need a custom kernel (for ULE, pf and ALTQ while also disabling some
>>>> devices I'll never need) and I want to use jails to isolate every
>>>> (Apache and MySQL by now).
>>>> So, I read at some places that you can't use freebsd-update with a
>>>> kernel, but I'm not sure if this apply only in the case of an upgrade
>>>> between release or if I'll need to manually recompile the kernel
>>>> with every
>>>> use of freebsd-update.
>>>> I also read that it's possible to update the jails from the host system
>>>> with the -b flag. In this case, I supposed that I need to update the
>>>> system before the jail, but is the procedure going to be exactly the
>>>> yes all you need to do is freebsd-update fetch install your kernel
>>>> won't be
>>>> updated but your userland will
>> So it is right to say that the custom kernel "problem" applies only
>> when upgrading to a newer release?
>> All I have to do is 'freebsd-update fetch install' to update the base
>> system then 'freebsd-update -b /usr/jail/jail_name fetch install' to
>> update the jails?
>> I hope so because it would be very impressing :)
> Another question just came to my head: May I update the src before
> compiling my custom kernel or should I keep the original src that
> shipped with the release to be able to use freebsd-update?
> Thank you very much for your help!
I just tried it (freebsd-update fetch install) and after a reboot uname
-a still shows FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE #0 while freebsd-update told me I was
going to update to 7.0-RELEASE-p5. But, I noticed that the files that
needed to be updated were updated.
I'm a little confused...can someone explain this behaviour to me?
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