Bug 247607 - Installations don't include patches
Summary: Installations don't include patches
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: misc (show other bugs)
Version: Unspecified
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: FreeBSD Release Engineering
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-06-28 05:35 UTC by Adam Weinberger
Modified: 2020-06-28 14:49 UTC (History)
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Description Adam Weinberger freebsd_committer 2020-06-28 05:35:01 UTC
When FreeBSD is downloaded from the website or installed through normal means, only -RELEASE is included. We want users to have the best experience out-of-the-gate, so we should update the installation media when new patches are released.

It also means that if users want to deploy a jail by extracting base.txz, they have to roll it themselves if I want the patches current.

Clearly it's unreasonable to provide media for every patch, but having two versions available (-RELEASE and the current -pX, defaulting to the -pX) would be a huge benefit to our users and ourselves.

Also, there's no reason for the updates to be atomic. It's reasonable to release patches right away, reroll amd64 shortly after that, and reroll the other archs gradually over the next few days.

Is this idea even feasible? Is this something that re could accomplish?