Chapter 21 Updating DragonFly

Table of Contents
21.1 Initial Setup
21.2 Configuration
21.3 Preparing to Update
21.4 Updating the System
Written by Justin Sherrill.

21.1 Initial Setup

Updates to the DragonFly source code is performed using cvsup. cvsup compares your local system source or ports files to a remote repository, and downloads any changes. Only the differences in the files are downloaded, saving on bandwidth and time.

cvsup exists as a port (devel/cvsup) and traditionally had to be installed separately on FreeBSD. With DragonFly, the binary is installed as part of the base system.

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