Polytropon wrote: >> 4) If a binary update leads to an unstable system, how easy it is to >> backtrack to an earlier working version along with working config >> files? > > An update set provided via freebsd-update should not render a system > unstable / unusable; at least it's possible that the system is not > in a working state when the update process gets interrupted at a > critical point, but I never had such a problem. In the worst case, > you can restore the base system from the installation CD (or via > bootonly + network) and try the update again.
There's a "freebsd-update rollback", but I've never had the need to use it, so I can't say how well it works. But I guess it does what you're asking.
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