Patches in FreeBSD

Josh Carroll josh.carroll at
Mon Feb 26 18:53:23 UTC 2007

> My question is:   How do I respond to this?
> I have seen the word patch used in security update messages - but
> didn't follow that path.   Is that real?   Does it cover kernel
> things essentially on the fly or is a 'time consuming' rebuild
> still needed?

6.2 now official supports binary patches via freebsd-update(8). From
the 6.2-RELEASE announcement

"freebsd-update(8) provides officially supported binary updates for
security fixes and errata patches"

So there's your response. :)


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