Upgrade without Internet access

Lee Nelson lnelson at nelnet.org
Sun Oct 3 19:04:21 UTC 2021

I can probably muddle through the side-loading referenced by Dave
Cottlehuber.  Luckily, my systems are all zfs-based.

Is there any documentation of the directory structure and files that
freebsd-update looks for?  I noticed that the first request is:

GET /12.2-RELEASE/amd64/latest.ssl HTTP/1.1

So even though the target release is 13.0, it's pulling files from the
12.2 tree.

On Sun, Oct 3, 2021 at 9:59 AM Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org> wrote:
> 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".
> <snip>
> > 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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