Build kernel vs build world
pergesu at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 09:37:13 PDT 2005
Are you sure you've never installed world? You generally have
problems when the kernel and world are out of synch, and I've heard
that mixing a 5.4/5.3 kernel and world causes real havoc.
In any case, yeah, you should just cvsup, build the kernel and world.
On Apr 8, 2005 10:25 AM, Joshua Lewis <jmlewis at dslextreme.com> wrote:
> I was getting ready to build world and I noticed (to my utmost suprise)
> that my system is running 5.4-PRERELEASE. I must have had the wrong tag in
> my supfile and downloaded the src for 5.4.
> So I am already running 5.4 I guess I will upgrade totaly. Are there any
> gotcha's I should now about. At this point I think I am running 5.4 kernel
> with 5.3 binaries. So should I just to a CVSup with the 5.4 tag and then
> use the instructions below from Pat?
> Thank you,
> Joshua Lewis
> Pat Maddox
> > You're right, building the world is building all the base binaries.
> > It should be done while you're building the kernel:
> > # make buildworld
> > # make buildkernel kernconf=CONF
> > # make installkernel kernconf=CONF
> > # make installworld
> > # mergemaster
> > Here's a good guide on everything you need to do to update your machine:
> > http://layer0.layeredtech.com/showthread.php?t=2
> > On Apr 8, 2005 10:00 AM, Joshua Lewis <jmlewis at dslextreme.com> wrote:
> >> Is there a difference between building a world and building a kernel?
> >> Common sence is telling me building world rebuilds all the execuables
> >> and
> >> config files or something a little more intense then just the kernel.
> >> However I have not been able to find any instructions on how to "build
> >> world" not even in the handbook. I found building a kernel and was able
> >> to
> >> do that with no problems. But I would like to update my system with any
> >> security updates that have occured since 5.3 has come out.
> >> Thanks for any tips.
> >> Thank you,
> >> Joshua Lewis
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