PCBSD 1.3.3 (Online Update Only) - Changelog
2-12-07 (Kris Moore)
* Updated HAL to latest version: 0.5.8-20070210
* Updated kdebase to latest version: 3.5.5_4
* Applied FreeBSD security update SA-07:02
* Changed bsdstats script to run check daily
PCBSD 1.3.2 (Online Update / PBI Update Only) - Changelog
1-19-07 (Kris Moore)
* Updated alias.conf file
* Updated PBI Removal tool to support PBI Creator 3.0 files
* Fixed issue with devfs.rules and local printer support
* Changed default Icon for PBI Removal Tool
* Fixed issues on some systems removing desktop icons after PBI deletion
* Upgraded Start menu button background image
* Updated /etc/rc.d/jail startup script for FreeBSD-SA-07:01
Suppose I want to mess with the FreeBSD kernel and change a few things or install a complete new world. How would that affect my system if I later use the "PCBSD automatic updates"?
In the above quote I see some security patches involved which means some world-oriented changes. I suspect that these may cause unpredictable problems with the system if for example I have already updated my system manually to include not only this patch but also later patch versions.
So my point is, is there any chance we can have separate PCBSD updates that don't include such userland changes? How can we deal with this? I would love to just get the PCBSD-oriented updates separately. Then have the FreeBSD updates rolled in with the freebsd-updates utility that can also upgrade versions (eg 6.1 -> 6.2) with some limitations.