FreeBSD 6.0->6.1 binary upgrade script

Colin Percival cperciva at
Sun Jul 9 07:44:27 UTC 2006

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Dear FreeBSD 6.0 users,

Those of you who read my blog ( will have seen
this already; but for those of you who don't: I have written an automatic script
for performing binary FreeBSD 6.0 -> FreeBSD 6.1 upgrades.

This script will install exactly the same files as are distributed on the ISO
image, and it will attempt to automatically merge configuration file changes (in
the very unlikely case that it cannot automatically merge changes, it will ask
you to merge the changes for it).  The script takes approximately 15 minutes,
and typically downloads under 20MB of files and binary patches.

Naturally, the cryptographic hashes of all the files are verified against values
stored in the script, so as long as you trust the FreeBSD Security Officer (and
if you don't, why are you running FreeBSD?), the process is entirely secure.

The script can be obtained from
and the SHA256 hash of the download is
  29075fc5711e0b20d879c69d12bbe5414c1c56d597c8116da7acc0d291116d2f .

Colin Percival
FreeBSD Security Officer
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