Using FreeBSD Update to deploy system updates from custom builds
tom at tomjudge.com
Thu Jan 15 17:49:34 PST 2009
Daniel Bond wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> I don't know how much documentation there is on this, but if you are
> investigating this issue, maybe you would like to contribute/update
> some documentation on it?
> Royce gave me a link to the tools,
> reading through some of the scripts might give some clues.
> Daniel Bond.
Thanks for the info, I will look into this over the next few weeks and
see what I can come up with.
> On Jan 14, 2009, at 6:05 AM, Tom Judge wrote:
>> I was wondering if anyone was using freebsd-update to manage
>> deployment of custom FreeBSD builds to there systems.
>> Here is the scenario, I have 2 binary build servers at the moment
>> (one for i386 and one for amd64) and currently we stage the
>> deployments of updates on NFS servers at each site. We use make
>> installworld/kernel to update the servers from read only src and obj
>> NFS mounts.
>> I'm now looking to remove the src trees from the NFS servers and
>> possibly the obj trees and use freebsd-update to deploy and maintain
>> the custom build installation and updates.
>> So I have 2 questions:
>> 1) Does this seem sensible? It seems within scope of what
>> freebsd-update was designed to do.
>> 2) How does one go about building the binary distributions that
>> freebsd-update expects to be on the update server?
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