Manolis Kiagias wrote: > > > >I have been updating 6.2-RELEASE with freebsd-update. Recently I > >upgraded it to RELENG_6_3 from source. Can I continue using > >freebsd-update or must I upgrade only from source from now on? > > > > > > I don't see why not.
I was wondering if freebsd-update will break if my binaries happen to be different from those in the official release. > freebsd-update will download binary updates to the > system as well as the relevant sources for them (look at > /etc/freebsd-update.conf to verify). I don't update sources with freebsd-update. I mount them from an NFS server running cvsup. > > >I conducted an experiment and got inconclusive results. I had upgraded > >to RELENG_6_3-p2 where the problems with libpthread and ssh are > >already fixed. However, when I ran freebsd-update, it did replace > >libpthread and libssh. It also replaced the kernel, downgrading it > >from 6.3-RELEASE-p2 to 6.3-RELEASE-p1! > > > > Don't be so sure. If you are running a GENERIC kernel, freebsd-update > simply downloaded the latest. If -p2 did not have any kernel updates (it > did not IIRC) you got the kernel for -p1. The fact it replaced your > GENERIC (which had a -p2 deisgnation in uname) is probably because this > was compiled on your system so freebsd-update did not recognize the > version. These two should be functionally identical. In fact if you just > recompile the kernel now, it will report -p2 If i recompile GENERIC now, freebsd-update will suggest updating it again and again P.S. I know that freebsd-update will leave the kernel alone if "uname -i" is not GENERIC|SMP, but my question is more generic. How well can freebsd-update handle a system compiled from source? -- Victor Sudakov, VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN sip:[EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"