FreeBSD 9.1-RC1 Available...

Glen Barber gjb at
Sat Aug 25 04:24:21 UTC 2012

On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 12:18:39AM -0400, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> 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).

He asked "followed by buildworld/buildkernel."  This implies
customization, as did the second question.

> 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.

I do.  It will overwrite them.


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