Questions about freebsd-update

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Jul 10 02:09:52 UTC 2015

On Thu, 09 Jul 2015 22:05:07 -0400, Quartz wrote:
> I should clarify: I know it's possible to do this by downloading the 
> patch/asc files and doing the whole make/install dance, but that 
> requires all the build tools to be installed which is awkward on 
> dedicated systems that need a small footprint.

The tools involved here are already part of the base system (except
they got manually removed, which renders the OS somehow incomplete).
A system installation typically uses compiler, assembler, linker,
installer, and make, which are all contained in the base distribution
of the OS. However, resource limitations might be a problem - even
though nobody admits this possibility today anymore. ;-)

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