CFT: FreeBSD Package Base

Rodney W. Grimes freebsd-rwg at
Mon Apr 29 14:09:32 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. 

Then please it is "CFT: FreeNAS/TrueOS pkg base, ZFS only",
calling this FreeBSD pkg base when it is not was wrong,
and miss leading.

> For UFS, there will need to be additional care taken when doing updates. 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Goran Meki? <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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> meka
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