Offline air-gapped "freebsd-update fetch"

Chris Stankevitz chrisstankevitz at
Tue Jun 16 08:17:05 UTC 2015

On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 2:39 PM, Chris Stankevitz
<chrisstankevitz at> wrote:
> 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

FYI regarding this approach, Colin Percival said "It's not really
designed for that.  Once upon a time I had a clean way of doing this,
but nobody seemed to be using that functionality so I dropped it in
favour of improving the protocol."


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