Chris wrote: > > However, once you use a source based update method, the port will not work > > any longer, since your installation will consist of custom binaries that do > > not match the recorded checksums.
> I like the idea of the bin-updates. Most of the end users of FBSD really > don't have a need to have custom src so this may be a very acceptable > way to go. I was not necessarily thinking of local changes to the source tree, but also of some applications that can be compiled with customized options (e.g. sendmail with TSL+SASL support). Of course, I agree with you, that the majority of end users will not do this (or use one of the ports). Btw. I just had a look at the web site, and it seems that freebsd-update can deal with systems that were updated using the source based method. [...] > I'm interested in the time it takes to do the freebsd-update, and > if rebooting is needed. I haven't tried it, either. I guess that you will need to reboot as soon as the kernel is patched, otherwise shutting down and restarting the service in question should be enough. Simon --  http://www.daemonology.net/freebsd-update/
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