USENIX 2004 Annual Technical Conference, FREENIX Track Abstract
Pp. 153163 of the Proceedings
The NetBSD Update System
Alistair Crooks, The NetBSD Project
This paper explains the needs for a binary patch and
update system, and explains the background and implementation of NetBSD-update, a binary update fa-
cility for NetBSD. The implementation is then analysed, and some lessons drawn for others who may
be interested in implementing their own binary update system using the NetBSD pkgsrc tools, which
are available for many operating systems and environments already.
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