Safe to just rebuild kernel after cvsuping src?
charles at idealso.com
Tue Dec 14 06:18:19 PST 2004
Robert Huff said:
> 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
I've been doing the opposite on some of my machines which run stable releases
of FreeBSD. Is it relatively safe to build and install a slightly newer world
without rebuilding the kernel?
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