binary upgrades and /usr/src/UPDATING

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Jun 24 22:44:52 UTC 2015

On Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:04:45 -0400, Chuck @ Mantis wrote:
> In past versions of BSD I've complied my own updates from source but now 
> that I've started using the binary upgrade 'freebsd-update' where can I 
> read /usr/src/UPDATING before updating things? I used to do it after a 
> cvs/svn update

If your /etc/freebsd-update.conf contains the "src" component,
the /usr/src subtree will be subject to updates. You can at first
run "freebsd-update fetch" to obtain the compressed update and
look for the file that would become /usr/src/UPDATING (and can
be found in /var/db/freebsd-update) when you apply the update
with "freebsd-update install".

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