Rebuilding, Got Questions
derek at computinginnovations.com
Tue Aug 15 19:03:35 UTC 2006
You should cvsup to update your sources. I believe it is recommended you
first update to 5.5, then update again to 6.1.
Once you cvsup read the UPDATING file in /usr/src.
I would be wary of using the -j4 it has caused some issues, check UPDATING
before using that flag.
At 01:44 PM 8/15/2006, beno wrote:
>The box I've taken over has BSD 5.3 so I need to upgrade. This is a big
>jump and the console is half a world away so I have some questions:
>* Can I do all of the steps of the installation without reverting to
>single user mode?
>* Where do I find the src to download?? All I find are ISOs. Is there no
>*.tgz file anywhere?
>* I'm upgrading from 5.3 to 6.1. Will I have to run "mergemaster -p"
>before running "buildworld"?
>Do I need anything more in /etc/make.conf than the following?
>CFLAGS= -O -pipe
>NO_BLUETOOTH= true # I have no need of this
>NO_SENDMAIL= true # I use qmail
>The current /etc/make.conf has this and I don't understand why:
># -- use.perl generated deltas -- #
># Created: Wed Dec 21 21:11:27 2005
># Setting to use base perl from ports:
>Should I leave the above? Merge the two? Throw out the above and just use
>what I've written (above that)? Will that screw up the installation? Will
>that screw up perl?
>Here is my procedure. Look good?
>make -j4 buildworld // single CPU system
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