On Mon, 19 Aug 2013 04:22:15 +0100, John wrote: > > If you don't use a custom kernel, why not use freebsd-update > > and follow the 9.2-RELEASE path with the security updates? > > Not sure if this is logic or "religon", but freebsd-update makes me > nervous. I'm allergic to automatic anything unless I've written it. The only > times I've run generic is when installing a new system, to see what I > need and what I don't. Maybe I'm just old.
You demonstrated a valid argument for building from source. Using freebsd-update, a binary method is used for updating the _default_ system and the GENERIC kernel. If you have custom settings and therefore _intend_ to build from source, changing the version in your "svn co" command to the new -RELEASE-pX branch (security update branch) is safe. I've been using a similar approach with CVS to follow the -STABLE branch with a custom kernel and custom settings for building the system. If this makes me old, I should deserve several birthday parties per year. ;-) -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"