FreeBSD and updating to new release

krad kraduk at
Thu Mar 24 07:50:33 UTC 2016

Are you sure this is correct? You could upgrade from 9-10 via freebsd
update, and the OP did say when 11 is released, so the whole development
case is not relevant in his case. It would also seem odd users would be
left hanging with a missing step from 10-11 with binary updates. Sure
freebsd-update wont be there in 11, but you are running freebsd 10 when you
do the actual upgrade, and have freebsd-update available.

On 22 March 2016 at 23:11, Brandon J. Wandersee <brandon.wandersee at
> wrote:

> Carmel writes:
> > Are you saying that I could use pkg(8) to update the system to
> > whatever the final release of FreeBSD 11 is?
> Development branches *must be updated from source.* Once you've
> completely updated your system to 11.0-RELEASE from source you can
> perform binary updates.
> But 10.3 is the last version to use freebsd-update anyway. I was just
> making note of that---you can't use freebsd-update to move to or from a
> development branch, but even if you could in the past you wouldn't now,
> because it will no longer be available from 11.0 onward. pkg(8) will be
> used instead, and still only from a numbered -RELEASE.
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