binary upgrades and /usr/src/UPDATING
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Thu Jun 25 07:59:28 UTC 2015
On 24/06/2015 23:44, Polytropon wrote:
> 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".
I know that's the theory, but I've just noticed it doesn't seem to work
in practice. On the one machine I have that has /usr/src I switched to
using freebsd-update in late 2014. In freebsd-update.conf I have
> grep ^Components /etc/freebsd-update.conf
Components src world/base kernel
> freebsd-version -ku
> ls -lt /usr/src | head -10
drwxr-xr-x 14 root wheel 19 27 Nov 2014 release
drwxr-xr-x 25 root wheel 94 27 Nov 2014 etc
-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 287030 24 Oct 2014 ObsoleteFiles.inc
drwxr-xr-x 215 root wheel 224 5 Oct 2014 usr.sbin
drwxr-xr-x 257 root wheel 265 5 Oct 2014 usr.bin
drwxr-xr-x 13 root wheel 17 5 Oct 2014 tools
drwxr-xr-x 4 root wheel 7 5 Oct 2014 tests
drwxr-xr-x 57 root wheel 58 5 Oct 2014 sys
drwxr-xr-x 29 root wheel 31 5 Oct 2014 share
I.e. my source hasn't updated in well over a year, although the various
bin and lib directories show updates from this month. Could this be due
to this message
# freebsd-update fetch
Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 5 mirrors found.
Fetching metadata signature for 10.1-RELEASE from update6.freebsd.org...
Fetching metadata index... done.
Inspecting system... done.
Preparing to download files... done.
The following files are affected by updates, but no changes have
been downloaded because the files have been modified locally:
No updates needed to update system to 10.1-RELEASE-p13.
and is there any way to fix it? Yes, I know I can get the source from
svn but as I'm using freebsd-update it shouldn't be necessary.
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