Freebsd-Update & Stable Dist's

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Wed Mar 14 17:44:55 UTC 2007

"Don O'Neil" <lists at> writes:

> When I built my latest server I used a FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE-200608 ISO image
> that was produced on one of the serveral 'snapshot' sites....
> However, I was going to run freebsd-update to check for any patches, etc..
> That may need to be applied and it says it won't run on my machine:
> This system is running FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE-200608.
> FreeBSD Update is only designed to track FreeBSD Security
> and Errata branches and cannot update this system
> I was wondering if there is a way to force it to think my machine is really
> 6.1-RELEASE, or to safely use freebsd-update on my machine. 

I would think you would need to update some other way to be completely
safe anyway.  Since there's been a release more recently than that
anyway, a binary upgrade to 6.2 would be an easy way to kickstart your
ongoing use of freebsd-update.

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