Binary Updates for DragonFly

Matthias Schmidt schmidtm at
Sun Dec 16 09:09:53 PST 2007

* Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> 	Perhaps this is overkill, one simplification would be to assume
> that the binary patches are only for systems installed from official ISOs
> and so the binary update will take you from (say) 1.10.1 to 1.10.2 and will
> complain if the file being patched does not have the expected intial
> checksum. The principle being that a user is either in release plus binary
> updates world or in build from source world but not in both.

IIRC this is (was?) the way freebsd-update worked.



Dipl.-Inf. Matthias Schmidt <schmidtm at>
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, Distributed Systems Group
University of Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Strasse, 35032 Marburg, Germany
Tel: +49.6421.28 21 591, Fax: +49.6421.28 21 573, Office C4347

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