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

Derek (freebsd lists) 482254ac at
Fri Mar 16 09:45:02 UTC 2018

On 18-03-16 05:20 AM, Derek wrote:
> 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...

Yup - freebsd-update -r 11.1-RELEASE upgrade will take me to -p8, 
but I *definitely* want -p7, until I can adequately assess the 
impact of -p8 (and maybe let it bake for a bit).

Any other thoughts out there?


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