8.2/7.4-RELEASEs Announced...

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Sun Feb 27 03:38:50 UTC 2011

When I was looking at this problem myself recently it occurred to me 
that one way to handle it would be to have the freebsd-update code build 
and populate the temproot directory that mergemaster uses and then offer 
the user the option to use that alternative. The process could use 
something like what's done in src/release/scripts/mm-mtree.sh if this 
direction is desirable. Obviously the temproot directory would have to 
be distributed as an additional blob by freebsd-update, but this method 
has the advantage of reusing existing tools, and it's able to handle 
updates from arbitrarily old existing installations.




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