Patches in FreeBSD

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Feb 26 21:26:04 UTC 2007

On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 10:53:20AM -0800, Josh Carroll 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. :)

Thank you.
I didn't realize my question is to cutting edge - so to speak.
I saw a few posts mentioning update, but didn't take the time to
follow them and didn't realize their possible relevance.
So, good news!


> Josh

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