security patch vs. binary upgrade

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at
Sun Jun 21 14:41:18 UTC 2015

On 21/Jun/15 16:32, Mike Clarke wrote:
> No problem, freebsd-update only makes changes to the base system.
> Packages are not part of the base system and will not be affected by
> freebsd-update, they are upgraded by using pkg upgrade or by building
> from source using ports.

Except, of course, if you're using freebsd-update to move the system
between major versions, e.g., 10.x to 11.x. Then there is some work to
be done with the userland ports.

Otherwise, a simple freebsd-update fetch|install should be fine, as Mike
has said.


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