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USENIX 2004 Annual Technical Conference, FREENIX Track — Abstract

Pp. 153–163 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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