When is BuildWorld necessary?

pobox at verysmall.org pobox at verysmall.org
Sat Sep 16 21:30:19 PDT 2006

Laurence Sanford wrote:
> pobox at verysmall.org wrote:
>> But I have one question - do you rebuild the world on a remote machine 
>> (without physical access) and if yes - how do you restart in single 
>> user mode. This is what I can't understand so far.
>> Thanks,
>> Iv
> In 6 years, I've never dropped any machine to single user to do any part 
> of a buildworld upgrade. I've stopped many running services, but never 
> gone to single user. The only time I had any problems with this approach 
> was when I blindly flubbed versions in my supfile and cvsup'd a 6 system 
> with 4 source. That wasn't pretty. But it would have been not pretty in 
> single user mode as well.

I heard this from another place as well. It just sounds too scary for me 
at the moment...

But may be when I feel more comfortable with the things and/or there is 
no other way.

Thanks anyway for pointing that out!


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