Adding /usr/src using freebsd-update

RW rwmaillists at
Thu Mar 25 14:27:31 UTC 2021

On Sat, 20 Mar 2021 22:42:21 -0400 (EDT)
Doug Denault wrote:

> The fix required that kernel sources be available. On the Lenovo that 
> happened not to be a problem. On another laptop I did not have
> /usr/src so freebsd-update did not add/update it and I saw no option
> to add /usr/src. The conf file apparently says take care of it if it
> is there.

By default, but see "StrictComponents" in  freebsd-update.conf(5)

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