cvs commit: src/sys/conf

Colin Percival cperciva at
Mon Aug 22 21:34:28 GMT 2005

John Baldwin wrote:
> On Monday 22 August 2005 03:18 pm, Colin Percival wrote:
>>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?

FreeBSD Update doesn't know how to add new files; fortunately, it doesn't
need to.  Security patches don't add new files (or remove them).

The problem of upgrading between versions is outside of the scope of FreeBSD
Update; it exists _only_ for the purpose of of tracking the RELENG_x_y branches.

Colin Percival

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