Questions about freebsd-update

Quartz quartz at
Fri Jul 10 01:55:07 UTC 2015

>>> 2) How do I get freebsd-update to install only specific patches or
>>> updates instead of everything?
> Given the integration of base system packages & kernel, I don't think
> you would want to do this. This actually sounds kinda .... dare I say it
> (?) .... *linuxy* .... ick

The main rationale here is that updates can occasionally cause behavior 
changes which can negatively interact with 3rd party software. If we're 
trying to test new patches for compatibility issues or we're seeing a 
bug that seems dependent on patch level, it's kind of a requirement to 
be able to step though the updates one by one.

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