On Sunday 02 August 2009 16:10:37 Tom Mende wrote: > Is there a way to get freebsd-update to keep userland sources up to > date?
Since it is for binary upgrades, it doesn't make much sense, but ... > By way of background, I am trying not to use csup / cvsup and like > processes as their past, admittedly incorrect, usage by me, combined > with my incompetent salvage operations, has hosed my systems to the > point of needing to be reinstalled from scratch. I have been using a > combination of portsnap and freebsd-update to keep my 7.2-RELEASE > system up to date and commenced this at about 6.3-RELEASE and have > managed to not hose the system since that time. It now however appears > I need to have userland sources to keep fusefs-kmod up to date. > > /usr/ports/sysutils/fusefs-kmod>make install clean > ===> fusefs-kmod-0.3.9.p1.20080208_6 requires the userland sources to > be installed. Set SRC_BASE if it is not in /usr/src. > *** Error code 1 This is one case where one requires sources. You would still need csup/cvsup and if you're tracking a -RELEASE branch, it does not do very much. Also, because you're not actually going to build world/kernel, the risk of "hosing your system" is limited. What freebsd-update could however do, is maintain a 'standard-supfile' that would have the correct tag at all times. For example: Would you like to install a supfile for this release in /etc? [y/n] y Please choose a mirror [cvsup$random.FreeBSD.org]: <freebsd-update installs standard-supfile from examples as /etc with configured mirror and correct release tag> <freebsd-update shows how to invoke csup and a crontab example or periodic grows a csup script like attached> -- Mel
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