cvs commit: src/sys/conf

John Baldwin jhb at
Mon Aug 22 21:41:56 GMT 2005

On Monday 22 August 2005 05:22 pm, Colin Percival wrote:
> 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).

Yet. :)

> 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.

Hmm, ok.  Might be useful someday to let folks choose to update their 5.3 box 
to 5.4, etc.

John Baldwin <jhb at>  <><
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