freebsd-update and sources of 9.1-RC3

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at
Sun Nov 4 07:57:48 UTC 2012

On 11/03/2012 05:03 PM, jb wrote:
> Eugene Grosbein <eugen <at>> writes:
>> ...
>> My real question is how make freebsd-update download sources they are not
>> installed?
> I am not 110% sure, but you can not.
> When freebsd-update runs, it checks its config file /etc/freebsd-update.conf
> and then takes inventory of your system (that's why it is called "update", and
> that's why you do not get new src set).
> FREEBSD-UPDATE(8) does not give any "override" option.
> So, here you are. But next time (assuming you keep your src) you will be fine.
> jb

Can't this be accomplished by setting
StrictComponents yes
in /etc/freebsd-update.conf ?

Then feebsd-update does not try to figure out the components to update 
by itself, but updates the components mentioned in
Components src world kernel

I didn't try what happens if no source is installed.

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