Updating multiple computers

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 00:53:42 UTC 2016

On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 5:20 PM, Baho Utot <baho-utot at columbus.rr.com>

> Here is what I have done, I need some guidance to complete my journey
> I now understand the differences in the base source repositories and I
> know now that I need the releng-10.1 source.
> I have pulled that source using svnlite and I am able to build the base
> system and kernel following the handbook. I have also learned how to create
> a "release" by reading the release man page and have done so. I then
> scripted this to update the local svn base source code, then build a
> "release" and then copy the release to a network server.
> OK now the next step or issue:
> How do I use that release assuming that it is on a network server to
> update/upgrade multiple systems?
> I know I could use the memstick image from "my release build" to install a
> system,  I am under the assumption that I can not use that to
> update/upgrade a system only install.  I have the tarball that release
> generates as well.
> Can freebsd-update be "tricked" into using my built release system or will
> it only use the freebsd servers?
>  It is ok offer improved ways or complete new ways of doing this or tell
> me that "it just don't work that way"
> When my journey is complete I will/should be able to pull the source and
> install/update/upgrade multiple system, or at lease that is what I am
> attempting to do.
> Thank you for your time
> _______________________________________________

A short time ago there was a thread like your question , but unfortunately
I could remember it .

The following links may be useful , if possible :

Port/Package build and test system

poudriere is a BSD-2 licensed tool primarily designed to test package
production on FreeBSD. However, most people will find it useful to bulk
build ports for FreeBSD.

Upgrading systems running FreeBSD

pkgng local repositories

local pkgng repo

Cross-compile and distribute updates

Mirroring FreeBSD

Installing from running FreeBSD



PKG : Pkg is the Next Generation package management tool for FreeBSD

PKGNG Charter and Road Map

poudriere is a tool primarily designed to test package production on
FreeBSD. However, most people will find it useful to bulk build ports for

Home made pkgng repositories

If you study pkg system of FreeBSD , you will find that there is possible
solutions for your problem .

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk

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