FreeBSD 9.1-RC1 Available...

Garrett Wollman wollman at
Sat Aug 25 04:18:41 UTC 2012

In article <20120825041357.GD1345 at>, gjb at writes:
>On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 04:55:48AM +0100, Ben Morrow wrote:
>> 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.

It works just fine for that, actually -- PROVIDED that you installed
the source tree the same way (from original installation media or with
a previous freebsd-update invocation).

I don't know what it will do if you've modified the sources.  On the
machines where I do this, I don't touch the sources.


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