freebsd-update from recent 8-STABLE to 9.0-RELEASE issues

RW rwmaillists at
Mon Jun 25 13:12:41 UTC 2012

On Mon, 25 Jun 2012 06:53:45 -0500
Zane C. B-H. wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:26:12 +0100
> RW <rwmaillists at> wrote:

> > freebsd-update doesn't support development branches, you have to go
> > from security branch to security branch.
> I know it can't be used to update to stable, but I've not encountered
> any thing in the documentation saying it can't be used to update from
> stable it to a release.

From the man page:

"... the FreeBSD Security Team only builds updates for releases shipped
in binary form by the FreeBSD Release Engineering Team"

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