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Date:      Thu, 19 Mar 2009 17:28:23 -0500
From:      Charles Howse <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Portsnap vs CSup
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On Mar 19, 2009, at 2:13 PM, Adam Vandemore wrote:

> freebsd-update is another matter though.  Base system security  
> updates are distributed via that channel(binary updates) so it's a  
> good idea to run that regularly.

I just noticed the description in the man page for freebsd-update:

..."Note that updates are only available if they are being built for  
the FreeBSD release and architecture being used; in particular, the  
FreeBSD Security Team only builds updates for releases shipped in  
binary form by the FreeBSD Release Engineering Team, e.g., FreeBSD 6.1- 
RELEASE and FreeBSD 6.2-RC1, but not FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE or FreeBSD 7.0- 
Is this saying that I can't get a binary upgrade for 6.4-STABLE?
(You would not believe how long the make world process takes on a  
Pentium 200!!)

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