Upgrade without Internet access

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at sohara.org
Sun Oct 3 16:59:10 UTC 2021

On Sun, 3 Oct 2021 17:23:59 +0200
Mark Tinka <mark at tinka.africa> wrote:

> This was the old way of doing it.
> When I got on to FreeBSD, we'd moved on to "freebsd-update" :-). But I 
> recall many painful memories of mates going toe-to-toe with "make world".


> I'm not into the binary package management for FreeBSD. I'm old skool; I 
> prefer managing Ports.

	Interesting contrast that ;)

	I use packages and freebsd-update having started with source and
ports back in the 1.1 days and gone through the coff/elf switch. The
convenience and reliability of both of the binary approaches is a delight
compared to some of the nightmares I've encountered over the years.

> That said, I'm not sure I've ever heard anyone running the binary 
> packages without Internet.

	It can be done, you can download the packages to a local
repository or use poudriere to maintain your own package repository custom
built from ports with your favourite options.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>

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