cvs commit: src/sys/conf

Colin Percival cperciva at
Mon Aug 22 19:34:38 GMT 2005

John Baldwin wrote:
> On Saturday 20 August 2005 04:52 pm, Colin Percival wrote:
>>I'm not building a release; I'm building and installing a new world and
>>kernel.  For FreeBSD Update, I need the actual files which people will have
>>installed on their systems, not the ISO images and FTP install tree.
> You can extract the dists to build the trees as well.  I did this recently to 
> update ~1200 boxes over a one-way satellite link. :)  This would also let you 
> not require that people install a fixed-set of distributions but let them 
> subscribe to multiple distribution sets if desired since you can recreate any 
> configuration by extracting the appropriate set of dists into a work area.

I don't require that people install a fixed set of distributions.  In older
releases people can specify which "branch" of the release they want (crypto,
nocrypto, krb4, krb5) because there are multiple versions of some files, but
in recent releases there's only one version of each file, and FreeBSD Update
just updates whatever it finds.

Colin Percival

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