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Date:      Thu, 9 Aug 2007 13:00:15 +0400 (GST)
From:      Rakhesh Sasidharan <>
To:        Peter Boosten <>
Cc:        "" <>
Subject:   Re: No updates needed to update system to 6.2-RELEASE-p7?
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Peter Boosten wrote:

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> Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
>>> What me bugs most is that if you do make installworld, freebsd-update
>>> still wants to update everything.
>> Oh, why does it do that? freebsd-update maintains a separate database or
>> something of what's to be updated and not?
> Yup, probably.
> Also (I think) there's no synchronisation between freebsd-update and
> options you set in /etc/make.conf (again, I'm not sure about this, but I
> do not want to try).
> For instance: in my make.conf is "NO_BIND=true", because I upgraded to
> bind 9 long time ago and update it from ISC source. The latest patches
> however wanted to overwrite my named.
> Enough wining however: freebsd rocks :-)

Touche! FreeBSD rocks! :)

freebsd-update does binary updates. I guess that's why it doesn't honour 
the options in make.conf?

But what you say is a point nevertheless. If I were to use the newer 
version of BIND from ports (for instance), then freebsd-update would end 
up replacing it ... hmm, not nice. Maybe there's some way to ignore 
certain stuff through freebsd-update.conf(5)? The "IgnorePaths" setting 
seems an option where one can set paths to be ignore ... I suppose that 
can be used in such a situation? (Any examples anyone?)


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