FreeBSD 9.1-RC1 Available...

Glen Barber gjb at
Sat Aug 25 04:14:02 UTC 2012

On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 04:55:48AM +0100, Ben Morrow wrote:
> Quoth Ken Smith <kensmith at>:
> > 
> > The latter.  If you are not using FreeBSD-Update to handle the updates
> > of a machine you'll need to update your source tree using SVN for
> > release branches (releng/*) from now on.  Updates of the CVS repository
> > will continue for the existing stable/* and head for now.  I don't think
> > anything has been decided on when that will stop.
> Two questions:
> 1. Is is sensible|supported to use freebsd-update to update just the src
> component, followed by a normal buildworld/buildkernel to update the
> rest of the system? I would much prefer to avoid having to use svn,
> especially given that it isn't in the base system.

No.  freebsd-update(8) is a binary system updater.  It does not touch
your source tree.


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