A few questions from a current linux user

Svein Halvor Halvorsen svein.h at lvor.halvorsen.cc
Sat Aug 9 07:25:36 UTC 2008

Polytropon wrote:
>> 4) If a binary update leads to an unstable system, how easy it is to
>> backtrack to an earlier working version along with working config
>> files?
> An update set provided via freebsd-update should not render a system
> unstable / unusable; at least it's possible that the system is not
> in a working state when the update process gets interrupted at a
> critical point, but I never had such a problem. In the worst case,
> you can restore the base system from the installation CD (or via
> bootonly + network) and try the update again.

There's a "freebsd-update rollback", but I've never had the need to
use it, so I can't say how well it works. But I guess it does what
you're asking.

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