best way to install/update software and firewall choice

Tim Judd tajudd at
Sat Oct 31 15:57:53 UTC 2009

On 10/31/09, phantomcircuit <phantomcircuit at> wrote:
> freebsd-update works fine in a jail so long as you symlink the kernel
> file to /dev/null

I've never needed to do that.  I run lots of jails and i just run
freebsd-update like normal. I don't install the kern sets in the jails
though, just base.

cat base.?? | tar -xzf - -C /jails/jail0.sample
## setup /etc/resolv.conf in the jail
## run freebsd-update from within the jail
## it patches and runs fine.
## this is not the documented way to do it, but I haven't yet had
problems with it.
## world for the jails will take about 128MB of disk space, any
services you add are on top of that.

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