Freebsd-update to 9.3 from 9.2

Victor Sudakov vas at
Sun Aug 10 03:41:57 UTC 2014

Andrew Berg wrote:
> On 2014.08.09 10:08, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> > Andrew Berg wrote:
> >> The best thing to do since you need to build world and kernel is to
> >> just use svn and do all updates via source. freebsd-update does
> >> nothing for you. Grab a completely new copy of the 9.3 source with
> >> svn and then build and install it.
> > 
> > Would it be safe to use freebsd-update to install binary security patches
> > after upgrading a system from source?
> Since you have your own changes, no. 

I don't have any own changes other than a custom kernel sometimes.

> IIRC, there are instructions in the
> announcements for building only what has changed so that you do not need to
> rebuild the entire world and kernel.

Not all my boxes have enough resources (CPU or disk space or network
bandwidth for NFS mounting /usr/{src,obj}) to build world from source.
So I find freebsd-update very useful.

And the instructions in the announcements mostly end up with "and
recomile your operating system :)"

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
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