offline upgrade

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Thu Nov 27 19:10:12 PST 2008

On Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:03:33 -0800 (PST), gahn <ipfreak at> wrote:
> Hi, All:
> I have two boxes running 6.3. For certain reasons that I can't upgrade
> them online with "freebsd-update" utility; the ftp sessions are
> blocked. Are there any other way to upgrade the system offline, both
> kernel and those needed packages?

If you have some means of transferring `/var/db/freebsd-update' from a
machine that *does* have this sort of connectivity, you should be able
to run only:

        # freebsd-update install

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