freebsd-update upgrade

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Thu Jun 10 01:39:24 UTC 2010

On 6/9/10 9:26 PM, Fbsd1 wrote:
> Glen Barber wrote:
>> On 6/9/10 9:07 PM, Aiza wrote:
>>> The upgrade function requires the -r newrelease flag.
>>> The manpage does not state the formate of the newrelease value.
>>> Is it just the release number like this 8.0 or is it like this
>>> 8.0-RELEASE?
>> 8.0-RELEASE. I believe you can pull 8.0-RELEASE-p2 using -r as well.
>> Regards,
> Thanks.
> Have another question.
> When freebsd-update first entered the ports system, it was limited to
> updating systems that not been changed from the basic release. IE:
> Recompiling the kernel adding devices or removing them. Is that still
> true now?

If you have a custom kernel installed, freebsd-update will overwrite it 
with GENERIC, which means you will need to recompile your custom kernel.


Glen Barber

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