Questions about freebsd-update

jungle Boogie jungleboogie0 at
Thu Jul 9 17:35:40 UTC 2015

On 7 July 2015 at 17:14, Quartz <quartz at> wrote:
> 1) How do I get a list of available updates for a system WITHOUT actually
> downloading anything or writing any files to disk?

Well when I use freebsd-update it's to fetch security advisories and
errata notices, both available on the lower right side here:
Open one up, look for the patch and view it.

I have no idea about 2.

For 3, the SA and EN contain this at the bottom:
VI.  Correction details
The following list contains the correction revision numbers for each
affected branch.

I don't think you'd be able to patch a release machine without
freebsd-update as with stable/head, you need to fetch latest code,
build world and head as described here:

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