Offline air-gapped "freebsd-update fetch"
chrisstankevitz at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 21:39:08 UTC 2015
How can I perform/simulate a "freebsd-update fetch" on an air-gapped
disconnected offline computer running FreeBSD-10.1-RELEASE?
I tried (from some advice given 7 years ago):
1. "freebsd-update fetch" from an online machine running
10.1-RELEASE-p12. FYI the command responded with "No updates needed
to update system to 10.1-RELEASE-p12."
2. cp -r /var/db/freebsd-update to a USB drive
3. from the air-gapped machine cp -r the files to /var/db/freebsd-update
4. from the air-gapped machine issue "freebsd-update install". This
command responded with "no update are available to install, run
'freebsd-update fetch' first"
Man page didn't help help. Google suggested the above steps. I
perused the source of freebsd-install and I suspect that between the
rollbacks and hashes of local system information, that I cannot just
simply copy /var/db/freebsd-update.
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