freebsd-update: holding back patches, or to a specific version

Derek derek at
Fri Mar 16 09:20:29 UTC 2018

On 18-03-15 05:32 PM, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> "Derek (freebsd lists)" <482254ac at> writes:
>> Was wondering if anyone knows a way to *not* update to the latest
>> patch level, but a specific patch level with freebsd-update?
> Maybe I'm missing your real question, but isn't that just the '-r' option?

Thanks!  Nope -r should be it, but I don't think you can specify 
patch level.  If I do:

   freebsd-update -r 11.1-RELEASE-p7 upgrade

I get:

   Fetching metadata signature for 11.1-RELEASE-p7 from failed.

I'm trying with just:

   freebsd-update -r 11.1-RELEASE upgrade

to see where I get, but I suspect I'll be at 11.1-RELEASE-p8 at 
the end of it.  (I don't want -p8 right this second).

I'll send an update when I see how it goes...


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