Patches in FreeBSD

pete wright nomadlogic at
Mon Feb 26 18:58:32 UTC 2007

On 2/26/07, Josh Carroll <josh.carroll at> wrote:
> > 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. :)

and you can update your third party packages via binary packages
(which you can get from or build yourself) it seems
these two solutions would be a great fit.


Pete Wright
NYC's *BSD User Group

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