freebsd-update versions?

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon Jun 1 15:03:47 UTC 2020

On Mon, 1 Jun 2020 15:38:38 +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 31/05/2020 21:59, @lbutlr wrote:
> > Since there is not a way to see the available versions via the
> > freebsd-update tool, what is the recommended way to get access to a list
> > of what is available for use with freebsd-update -r?
> By checking on this web page under 'Production Release':

This (and the "Errata" subpages) are quite informative, but
I assume the information expected is something like this:

	# freebsd-version -ku		<- what we currently have

	# freebsd-update -e		<- what we could get

	# freebsd-update -r <choice> upgrade

So by this fictional example, it would now be possible to
upgrade the current 12.1-p5 to 12.1-p7, or upgrade to the
new 12.2 (no patches yet). The option -e / --expect could
for example retrieve and show what could be installed; of
course older releases and patches are not shown because
it's freebsd-update, not freebsd-downdate. Am I thinking
into the right direction? :-)

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