How to update binary-files?

R. Zoontjens beheer at
Mon Apr 19 07:13:46 PDT 2004

Oliver Fuchs wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to know how to upgrade binary-files on my FreeBSD system.

Take a look at 'freebsd-update' in the ports dir (Category security).

And here for some explanation and arguments:

You have to do the 1st update from a RELEASE.
If you make custom kernels or 'make world', this may not be for you. 
Only updates for the GENERIC kernel are supported (but you could use 
kernel modules for additional functionality and still use freebsd-update).

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,

Richard Zoontjens
Radécom B.V.

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