freebsd-update and sources of 9.1-RC3
b.smeelen at ose.nl
Sun Nov 4 11:23:37 UTC 2012
On 11/04/2012 12:08 PM, jb wrote:
> Bas Smeelen <b.smeelen <at> ose.nl> 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.
You are right.
> But, you brought up that "StrictComponents yes" option and we have to figure
> out what it means ...
From looking at the freebsd-update script (it's in /usr/sbin) I
understand when StrictComponents is set to yes it skips the step,
inspecting system.... and uses the list provided in freebsd-update.conf,
so this option might save some time and disk activity.
I don't fully understand what the impact might be when running a custom
> # 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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