cvs commit: src/sys/conf

John Baldwin jhb at
Mon Aug 22 20:16:04 GMT 2005

On Monday 22 August 2005 03:18 pm, Colin Percival wrote:
> 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.

So how does it know when to add a new file?  For example, if I didn't install 
the man dist and a new program is added, will it include both the new program 
and the manpage or just the new program?

John Baldwin <jhb at>  <><
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