freebsd-update and sources of 9.1-RC3

jb jb.1234abcd at
Sun Nov 4 11:08:37 UTC 2012

Bas Smeelen <b.smeelen <at>> writes:

> ... 
> To file a PR it will require some work to find out exactly what the PR 
> should be about.
> Since freebsd-update is meant to update the system I don't really see a 
> point to make it install sources (or others things) if they are not 
> present on the system being updated.
> ...

Well, that proves my earlier point.

But, you brought up that "StrictComponents yes" option and we have to figure
out what it means ...

# When upgrading between releases, should the list of Components be
# read strictly (StrictComponents yes) or merely as a list of components
# which *might* be installed of which FreeBSD Update should figure out
# which actually are installed and upgrade those (StrictComponents no)?
# StrictComponents no

The components are:
Components src world kernel

Then what gives ? Does it not apply to src component ?

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