freebsd-update vs. make buildworld

Colin Percival cperciva at
Thu Oct 26 15:29:53 UTC 2006

Paul Schmehl wrote:
> 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.

FWIW, the version of FreeBSD Update which is now in the base system
(starting with 6.2-BETA1) supports upgrading the world, kernel, and
source code separately, so on systems with custom kernel configurations
you'll be able to use FreeBSD Update to update the world + source code
and then only rebuild the kernel.

Colin Percival

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