freebsd-update and more information

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Mon Jun 30 13:48:54 UTC 2008

--On June 30, 2008 2:22:41 PM +0200 Zbigniew Szalbot 
<z.szalbot at> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I read man freebsd-update but it has not answered my questions. That is,
> after I have issued freebsd-update fetch/install, where can I find
> information about if the installed updates require recompiling the
> kernel or system restart?
> Thank you in advance!

Maybe I'm confused, but I thought freebsd-update installed precompiled 
binaries of the generic kernel and world.  Therefore, you would need to 
reboot if the kernel changed.  Freebsd-update should tell you what will be 
changed after it finishes the fetch.  I don't recall if it also tells you 
what it installed.

Paul Schmehl
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