freebsd-update vs. make buildworld

Lane lane at
Thu Oct 26 00:59:33 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 25 October 2006 19:23, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On October 26, 2006 12:52:35 AM +0200 Niek <niek at> wrote:
> > Hi experts,
> >
> > Due to the recent security issue regarding openssl, I have to update a
> > server running 6_release. I was wondering if updating using binaries
> > using the freebsd-update utility is a viable alternative to recompiling
> > the world. What would you recommend?
> It is so long as you haven't altered any of the kernel or base source
> files.  If you have, you'll need to rebuild kernel and world.  I use both
> methods; freebsd-update when I'm using a GENERIC kernel with no changes
> and the traditional method when the source has been altered, the kernel is
> customized or the processor is not supported under freebsd-update.
> Paul Schmehl (pauls at
> Senior Information Security Analyst
> The University of Texas at Dallas
Thanks, Paul

I had a similar setup in /etc/rc.conf and /etc/devfs.rules which didn't work.

I copied yours and then rebooted, but I still get "operation not permitted" 
when attempting to mount the usb drive as a non-root user.

Thanks for your attention.


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