Safe to just rebuild kernel after cvsuping src?

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Mon Dec 13 21:02:53 PST 2004

Nikolas Britton writes:

>  Is it generally safe to just rebuild the kernel, and not make
>  world, when your only tracking a release and not -STABLE,
>  i.g. setting cvsup to track RELENG_5_3?

	As a general rule, this is _never_ safe.  Unless you're
prepared to locate and understand all the changes - just bite the
bullet and make world.
	(This is not to say you can't do it and have it work - been
there, done that - but you're definitely increasing the odds of a

					Robert Huff

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list