git: 84ffee7a7c - main - 14.0 relnotes: freebsd-update cannot rollback across a major version

From: Ed Maste <>
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2023 17:22:40 UTC
The branch main has been updated by emaste:


commit 84ffee7a7c60059547834576fe53a57009faaeec
Author:     Ed Maste <>
AuthorDate: 2023-11-10 15:31:17 +0000
Commit:     Ed Maste <>
CommitDate: 2023-11-12 17:22:03 +0000

    14.0 relnotes: freebsd-update cannot rollback across a major version
    PR:             273950
    Sponsored by:   The FreeBSD Foundation
    Differential Revision:
 website/content/en/releases/14.0R/relnotes.adoc | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/website/content/en/releases/14.0R/relnotes.adoc b/website/content/en/releases/14.0R/relnotes.adoc
index 97301a7faa..333871180b 100644
--- a/website/content/en/releases/14.0R/relnotes.adoc
+++ b/website/content/en/releases/14.0R/relnotes.adoc
@@ -59,6 +59,7 @@ Clearly the release notes cannot list every single change made to FreeBSD betwee
 Binary upgrades between RELEASE versions (and snapshots of the various security branches) are supported using the man:freebsd-update[8] utility.
 The binary upgrade procedure will update unmodified userland utilities, as well as unmodified GENERIC kernels distributed as a part of an official FreeBSD release.
 The man:freebsd-update[8] utility requires that the host being upgraded have Internet connectivity.
+Note that freebsd-update cannot be used to roll back to the previous release after updating to a new major version.
 Source-based upgrades (those based on recompiling the FreeBSD base system from source code) from previous versions are supported, according to the instructions in [.filename]#/usr/src/UPDATING#.