possibly silly question regarding freebsd-update

Arthur Chance freebsd at qeng-ho.org
Wed Aug 14 15:11:21 UTC 2019

On 14/08/2019 15:59, tech-lists wrote:
> Hi,
> I've used freebsd for a long while but freebsd-update only relatively
> recently. I have always rebooted the server after freebsd-update install.
> I was wondering - is rebooting a requirement?

If you've done a freebsd-update upgrade -r <version> you need to reboot
after the install and usually do another freebsd-update install to clean
out old stuff. If you've simply updated because of a security
announcement the announcement will say whether you need to reboot or
just restart affected software, but it can be easier to reboot rather
than restart a bunch of stuff.

What do we want?
A time machine!
When do we want it?
Errm ...

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