CFT: FreeBSD Package Base

kris at kris at
Mon Apr 29 13:53:52 UTC 2019

Correct, this is ZFS only. And it's something we're using specific to FreeNAS / TrueOS, which is why I didn't originally mention it as apart of our CFT. 

For UFS, there will need to be additional care taken when doing updates. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Goran Mekić <meka at> 
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2019 9:43 AM
To: Kris Moore <kris at>
Cc: Emmanuel Vadot <manu at>; FreeBSD Stable <freebsd-stable at>; FreeBSD Current <freebsd-current at>; freebsd-pkgbase at; freebsd-pkg at; freebsd-hackers at; freebsd-ports at
Subject: Re: CFT: FreeBSD Package Base

On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 09:25:05AM -0400, Kris Moore wrote:
> We've written our own tool "sysutils/sysup" in GO which handles this. 
> It performs updates using Boot-Environments to ensure that 
> kernel/world are updated at same time.

If I'm right, UFS doesn't support boot environments, so how would it work for UFS based installs?

I personally feel GO is a bit ackward choice of language for something that practically should be part of base. At least I would expect OS update/upgrade not to require any external package.


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