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I run 10.0-RELEASE on my server and I'm wondering something.

If I do buildworld with official source from svn, will i be able to use freebsd-update to upgrade in the future or I have to settle with one of those two methods (binary or src) of upgrading?


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Got answer on project's IRC:

xmj: building the base from sources will force you to keep rebuilding it from source

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portsnap and freebsd-update will both install new ports tree and base installations (respectively); but can only update installs that those tools put in place. You can use freebsd-update to upgrade to a new installation, but you can not use it's update feature on a base built from source.

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