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Tom JudgeJan 13, 2009 9:05 pm 
Daniel BondJan 14, 2009 12:34 am 
Tom JudgeJan 15, 2009 5:48 pm 
Subject:Re: Using FreeBSD Update to deploy system updates from custom builds
From:Daniel Bond (
Date:Jan 14, 2009 12:34:04 am

Hi Tom,

I don't know how much documentation there is on this, but if you are investigating this issue, maybe you would like to contribute/update some documentation on it?

Royce gave me a link to the tools, reading through some of the scripts might give some clues.


On Jan 14, 2009, at 6:05 AM, Tom Judge wrote:


I was wondering if anyone was using freebsd-update to manage deployment of custom FreeBSD builds to there systems.

Here is the scenario, I have 2 binary build servers at the moment (one for i386 and one for amd64) and currently we stage the deployments of updates on NFS servers at each site. We use make installworld/kernel to update the servers from read only src and obj NFS mounts.

I'm now looking to remove the src trees from the NFS servers and possibly the obj trees and use freebsd-update to deploy and maintain the custom build installation and updates.

So I have 2 questions:

1) Does this seem sensible? It seems within scope of what freebsd- update was designed to do.

2) How does one go about building the binary distributions that freebsd-update expects to be on the update server?